2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*
Trimester 2: Cloud (online), CBD*
Students enrolled in course E764 must pass unit ECE761otherwise Nil
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour Practical
1 x 3-hour Seminar per week x 8 weeks
1 x 1-hour scheduled Cloud seminar per week x 8 weeks
2 x 1-hour online assessment seminars (recordings provided)
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
No longer offered Trimester 3 from 2020
This unit explores the theories and related issues in the promotion of well-being through health, movement and physical education in early childhood and primary education. The unit will provide an overview of the theories of development in the early years, with an emphasis on health and well-being issues at this stage of the life span.
The unit is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to critically examine theory, practice and relevant curriculum and regulatory frameworks and apply these to programs that enhance the social, physical and emotional health and well-being of children in the early years. For early childhood education students this also includes an emphasis upon the principles and practices of inclusive education and early intervention.
In evaluating and designing programs, students will critically explore the context for learning in early childhood and primary health education, including an examination of the roles of the learner, family, community and teacher.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main theories relating to health and physical and emotional development in the early years including significant developmental and environmental factors that enhance children’s health and wellbeing in early years settings
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Explore and critically examine research and contemporary practice related to children’s physical, social and emotional development through health, physical education and wellbeing pedagogies including an integral education approach embracing multiple perspectives, global and local communities and cross cultural dimensions that impact on the health and wellbeing
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Acquire the knowledge and skills required to promote children’s health and wellbeing by making links between food and nutrition, physical activity, mental health and learning through program planning to maximise the health and wellbeing of young children
GLO5: Problem solving
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of health and safety routines and management as an early years educator
Demonstrate skills in accessing and critically evaluating accurate information about health and wellbeing as they relate to the early years
GLO3: Digital literacy
Locate and practice effective strategies for promoting children’s health and wellbeing during Professional Experience placements and in other contexts working with children
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ECP712 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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