ECE761 - Early Childhood Pedagogy, Curricula and Contexts

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), *CBD

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

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

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course E761 or E764

Prerequisite:

Students must pass 2 units from:EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR761 or EPR771

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.

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and 1 x 3 hour scheduled face to face workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.

Note:

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

Content

In this unit students will critically investigate the influential theories and approaches underpinning early childhood practice in local and global contexts. Students will analyse how philosophy, context and values influence pedagogical practice, while reflecting on their own educational values and developing teacher identity. There will be in-depth exploration of early childhood pedagogy and curricula, including the significance of learning environments and the role of play and inquiry in teaching, learning and child wellbeing.

Unit Fee Information

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