ECE120 - Contemporary Perspectives of Education


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

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

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E330, E333 or E334



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour on campus seminar per non placement weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5-hour online seminar per non placement weeks


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


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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