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ECE465 - Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:K Guo



Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via Cloud Deakin. Students are also required to attend 3 x 3 hour intensives.


By critical inquiry into contemporary theory, policy and practices, this unit investigates the development of young children's social and cultural understandings. Pedagogical approaches which position young children as active and inquiring local and global citizens, will frame this unit. Topics include diverse socio-cultural identities; sustainable relationships (individuals, families, community and the environment); changing communication and representations due to technology and globalisation.


Task 1: Portfolio, 50%, equivalent to 2000 words

Task 2: Group presentation, 50%, equivalent to 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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