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Unit details

ECI114 - Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education

Enrolment modes:

This unit is not currently offered as it forms part of the credit arrangement for E330A

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E330A

Incompatible with: ECE114

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit examines and synthesises information about historical and contemporary contextual influences upon the creation of early childhood learning spaces. The unit also analyses the impact that these environments may have on children’s developmental learning outcomes and answers the question of how to create meaningful, rich, contextually appropriate learning spaces for young children. Students will develop ‘ways of seeing’, interpreting, and critically analysing existing environments with a view to generating educational outcomes for a diverse range of children. Applying multiple perspectives and research evidence, students will develop more refined capacities to create effective learning spaces.

Assessment

Task 1, Reflective observation tasks, 1200 words, 30%

Task 2, Presentation, 1600 words, 40%

Task 3, Review and self assessment, 1200 words, 30%

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