ECE731 - Diverse Environments and Pedagogies


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E606



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2-hour online workshop per week, 2 cloud conferences per trimester

In-person attendance requirements

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete a 35-hours professional experience placement


In this unit students will critically examine the place of environments in early childhood education. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the natural environment and the pedagogies that early childhood teachers can adopt in such settings. Students will critically analyse literature and practices associated with sustainability. They will also explore a range of environmental settings to assist their analysis, including bsuh kindergartens, beach kindergartens and kindergartens within diverse communities or contexts (e.g., Indigenous communities, rural communities, metropolitan communities, and special needs kindergartens).

Students will undertake 35-hours of placement within a diverse educational environment. During these 35-hours, students will undertake an inquiry that investigates a professional issue. They will report on the findings of their inquiry in relation to their professional learning into diverse environments and pedaogies. 

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the 35-hour professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

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