INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDU1IEC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a bridge between the Diploma of Children's Services to a Bachelor level of Early Childhood Education. Students explore historical aspects of Early Childhood Education and examine contemporary theory and issues that shape Childhood today. Subject content outlines the role of the Early Childhood Teacher and explores the notion of curriculum for young children from birth.  Students establish their own identity as an early childhood professional and set goals for their future professional development.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGinette Cook

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Early Learning (EBEL) course in order to enrol in this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProgramming and planning in early childhood settings (5th ed.)PrescribedArthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S., & Farmer, S. (2012)VICTORIA: CENGAGE LEARNING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Define the role of the teacher in Early Childhood Education

Activities:
online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Articulate a notion of curriculum for young children

Activities:
online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Recognise historical and contemporary perspectives of Early Childhood Education

Activities:
online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Establish concepts of your own professional identity and practice

Activities:
online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Online Study 2/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGinette Cook

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 22 - 31
One 8.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 31
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Pebble workbook (1250 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Professional Experience Portfolio (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 04
Curriculum Portfolio (1250 word Equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Professional PracticeHurdle - Successful completion of this component 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online Study 3/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 34 - 43
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 34 - 43
One 8.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Pebble workbook (1250 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Professional Experience Portfolio (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 04
Curriculum Portfolio (1250 word Equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Professional PracticeHurdle - Successful completion of this component 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online Study 4/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 46
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 46
One 8.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Pebble workbook (1250 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Professional Experience Portfolio (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 04
Curriculum Portfolio (1250 word Equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Professional PracticeHurdle - Successful completion of this component 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online Study 1/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGinette Cook

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 19
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 19
One 8.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Pebble workbook (1250 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Professional Experience Portfolio (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 04
Curriculum Portfolio (1250 word Equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Professional PracticeHurdle - Successful completion of this component 01, 02, 03, 04