ECE731 - Diverse Environments and Pedagogies


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

This unit is not available in 2024

From 2025:

Trimester 1: Online

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

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E606, E661, E725, E761



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.

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

6 x 2-hour online seminars, 3 x online assessment workshops

From 2025:

1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

In-person attendance requirements

The unit also includes a professional experience (placement) (35-hours).

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Note: There will be no professional experience (placement) requirement for E661 and E761.3 student cohorts from 2025


In this unit students will critically examine the place of environments in early childhood education. Students will explore a range of environmental settings and the pedagogies that early childhood teachers can adopt in such settings. Students will critically analyse literature and practices associated with natural environments (bush and beach kinder), sustainability, kindergartens within diverse communities and contexts (e.g., Indigenous communities, urban settings, and kindergartens catering for particular children and families), and diverse pedagogical approaches, such as Montessori education, the Reggio Emilia approach and Steiner education. 

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

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