FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

EDU1FCP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will support pre-service teachers to position themselves as responsive to and supportive of diversity and inclusion in early childhood education and care settings. You will also develop effective and professional partnerships with families and communities. You will examine the role of teacher relationships and partnerships with families, and the importance of engaging external professional and communities, in the development of inclusive education and care settings. Diverse family contexts, professional resources and a broad range of strategies that support inclusive practice will be critically examined in this subject. Focus will be given to ways in which this knowledge can be applied to maximise the recognition of every child's right to learn, regardless of their developmental trajectory, gender, race, linguistic, cultural and ethnic context, or learning styles and abilities. You will also develop skills that support partnerships with families and communities to empower young children in their education and care.









SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGinette Cook

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in either of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education (EBECB, EBECP) or B. Educational Studies (EBEST EBESTB, EBESTM, EBESTP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProgramming and Planning in Early ChildhoodPrescribed6th Edition (2015)Cengage Learning

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of being responsive to and supportive of diversity and inclusion in early childhood education and care settings, and draw on a range of theoretical perspectives to critically examine diverse family contexts, professional resources and support strategies relevant to inclusive early learning settings.

Activities:
Learning activities will include workshops and discssions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify the benefits of and resource contributions from partnering with families, other professionals and communities members in supporting children#s engagement in the learning process in ways that are responsive to and inclusive of their developmental trajectory, gender, race, linguistic, cultural and ethnic context, and learning styles and abilities

Activities:
Learning activities will include workshops and discssions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Identify a range of professional collaborative skills that support professional partnerships with families and communities and describe how these collaborations can support and expand the professional practice and knowledge of teachers, and the learning experience for children.

Activities:
Learning activities will include workshops and discssions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Analysis Who are you? (1600 words)40 01, 02, 03
Essay What is Family? (1200 words)30 01, 02
Video or Class Presentation - Family and Community Connections (1200 words)30 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGinette Cook

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Analysis Who are you? (1600 words)40 01, 02, 03
Essay What is Family? (1200 words)30 01, 02
Video or Class Presentation - Family and Community Connections (1200 words)30 01, 02, 03