HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHIES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDU1HPC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject pre-service teachers will examine childhood in the contexts of a contemporary and changing world. Pre-service teachers engage with the history and, past and contemporary philosophies of early childhoodeducation and care. They will examine the impact of past and current policies and practices, and will critically engage with current research and theoretical perspectives informing multiple understandings of children and childhoods.Through engagement with  broad range of perspectives, pre-service teachers will be provided with the opportunity to challenge universal representations of child and childhood, to engage with concepts of the multiplicity of childhood and diversity of children's lived experiences, child agency and children as component and capable learners and members of a community. A range of contemporary issues and social contexts impacting on children's learning are examined in relation to diversity and inclusivity, including social, cultural, and religious background, gender,indigeneity, ethnicity, rurality, learning styles and needs.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of history and philosophies which have influenced past and current early childhood education and care practices, and critically engage with current research and theoretical perspectives to demonstrate awareness of multiple understandings of children and childhoods.

Activities:
Students will be taught through a range of detailed lectures and tutorials

02. Critique universal representations of child and childhood, and articulate understandings of concepts of the multiplicity of childhood and diversity of children#s lived experiences, child agency and children as component and capable learners and community members.

Activities:
Students will be taught through a range of detailed lectures and tutorials

03. Identify and critically reflect on the impact of a range of contemporary issues and social contexts on the lives of young children and the impact these have on their learning.

Activities:
Students will be taught through a range of detailed lectures and tutorials

04. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, speaking skills and the use of appropriate writing conventions in responding to Assessment Task 1- Issue Analysis

Activities:
Students will be taught through a range of detailed lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Task - Issue Analysis: Group presentation and individual report = 1600 words40 01, 02
Philosophy statement = 1200 words30 01, 03
Examination = 1200 words30 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.

Seminar
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Task - Issue Analysis: Group presentation and individual report = 1600 words40 01, 02
Philosophy statement = 1200 words30 01, 03
Examination = 1200 words30 04