FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

EDU1FCP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will support pre-service teachers to position themselves as responsive to and supportive of diversity and inclusion in early childhood education and care settings. You will also develop effective and professional partnerships with families and communities. You will examine the role of teacher relationships and partnerships with families, and the importance of engaging external professional and communities, in the development of inclusive education and care settings. Diverse family contexts, professional resources and a broad range of strategies that support inclusive practice will be critically examined in this subject. Focus will be given to ways in which this knowledge can be applied to maximise the recognition of every child's right to learn, regardless of their developmental trajectory, gender, race, linguistic, cultural and ethnic context, or learning styles and abilities. You will also develop skills that support partnerships with families and communities to empower young children in their education and care. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLearning activities will include workshops and discussions

Capstone subjectNo

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) or EBEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Programming and Planning in Early Childhood

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLeonie Arthur, Bronwyn Beecher, Elizabeth Death, Sue Farmer, Susan Dockett

Year2014

Edition/Volume7th Edition

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBN0170270807, 9780170270809

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of being responsive to and supportive of diversity and inclusion in early childhood education and care settings, and draw on a range of theoretical perspectives to critically examine diverse family contexts, professional resources and support strategies relevant to inclusive early learning settings.
02. Identify the benefits of and resource contributions from partnering with families, other professionals and communities members in supporting children's engagement in the learning process in ways that are responsive to and inclusive of their developmental trajectory, gender, race, linguistic, cultural and ethnic context, and learning styles and abilities
03. Identify a range of professional collaborative skills that support professional partnerships with families and communities and describe how these collaborations can support and expand the professional practice and knowledge of teachers, and the learning experience for children.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written Analysis Who are you? (1600 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay What is Family? (1200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Video or Class Presentation - Family and Community Connections (1200 words)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written Analysis Who are you? (1600 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay What is Family? (1200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Video or Class Presentation - Family and Community Connections (1200 words)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3