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ECI465 - Ecological Perspectives for Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Off Shore

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

Bonnie Yim 




Students must be enrolled in course E331

Incompatible with: ECE465
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Students are also required to attend 4 hours a day for 5 days.


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: Presentation/Essay, 50%, equivalent to 2000 words

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