HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDU1HPE

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline


 In this subject pre-service teachers will examine childhood in the contexts of a contemporary and changing world. Developmental and socio-cultural theories of development are introduced.  Pre-service teachers engage with the history and philosophy of Early Childhood education and care, examining the impact of past and current policies and practices. Children, childhood the role and function of family are examined in relation to social class, gender, diversity, indignity, ethnicity, rurality inclusivity and special needs.  




SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoanna Barbousas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an awareness of the evolution of social policy and service provision for children and families in the Birth- 8 years of life with emphasis on catering for diversity and special needs

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Will be delivered through face-to-face lectures and workshops and online activities

02. Demonstrate understanding of the history and philosophy of Early Childhood education and care especially in relation to diversity and special needs.

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Will be delivered through face-to-face lectures and workshops and online activities

03. Articulate understandings of concepts of childhood and diversity of children#s lived experiences in relation to the role, function and the influence of social class, gender, power, indigeneity, ethnicity, rural and regional contexts.

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Will be delivered through face-to-face lectures and workshops and online activities

04. Identify and critically reflect on the impact of a range of contemporary issues, such as gender identification and the role of technology on the lives of young children and their families.

Activities:
Will be delivered through face-to-face lectures and workshops and online activities

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