ECE120 - Contemporary Perspectives of Education


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E330, E333 or E334





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x conference per trimester
6 x 1.5-hour online workshop per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x online conference per trimester
6 x 1.5-hour online workshop per trimester


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute


Students will undertake a journey of understanding, critically evaluating the ongoing development of Early Childhood and Early Years Education in international and Australian contexts. They will identify and analyse connections between historical and contemporary philosophical and theoretical perspectives and educational practice in early childhood and primary settings. Students will also develop comprehensive knowledge about the principles of practice embedded within legislative, regulatory practices and curriculum documents (e.g., Early Years Learning Framework, Victorian Curriculum). Students will be able to critique and discuss these in relation to contemporary contexts of teaching and learning, as part of the ongoing development of their own educational philosophy and capacity for reflective practice

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