INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Credit points: 15
This subject provides a bridge between the Diploma of Children's Services and 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. The subject also outlines the role of the Early Childhood Teacher and explores the notion of curriculum for young children from birth. Students will establish their own identity as an early childhood professional and set goals for their future professional development. This subject includes the introductory practicum for the course and has eight days of placement.
FacultyFaculty of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Programming and planning in early childhood settings (5th ed.)||Prescribed||Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S., & Farmer, S. (2012)||VICTORIA: CENGAGE LEARNING|
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Online, 2014, Week 22-34, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarla Jeffrey
Scheduled Online Class
Three 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week and delivered via online.
"Plus online learning activities"
Placement - Off Site
One 8.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
|Contemporary issue analysis (equivalent to a 900 word essay)||30|
|Curriculum Portfolio (equivalent to a 900 word essay)||30|
|Practicum Supervisor's report||Hurdle Requirement: 8 days of supervised early childhood practice. Satisfactory participation & performance to defined exit standards are required to meet this hurdle requirement.||10|
|Reflection of Professional Practice (equivalent to a 900 word essay)||30|