FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDU4FCP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject positions the early childhood educator as an agent of diversity and inclusion.  Teachers need to work with other teachers, support staff, families and children to ensure that every learner has the right to learn in a way that is appropriate for his or her own needs regardless of his or her gender, race language, ethnicity or learning challenges.  In this subject Early Childhood teachers learn strategies to understand what inclusive practice means and how best to work with families and community to empower young children in their care.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGinette Cook

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDiversity and inclusion in early childhood: An introductionRecommendedDevarakonda, C. (2013)SAGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise that inclusive practice is required for all dimensions of learning and development.

Activities:
Online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Develop and implement strategies to include ESL learners and their families in teaching programs.

Activities:
Online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in Australia, incorporating multicultural and Indigenous perspectives.

Activities:
Online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

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 weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online tasks (approx. 750 words)20 01, 02, 03
ESL teaching resource (approx. 1250 words)30 02
Newsletter article (approx. 1250 words)30 03
Personal reflection (approx. 750 words)20 01, 03