HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHIES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EDU1HPC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject pre-service teachers will examine childhood in the contexts of a contemporary and changing world. Pre-service teachers engage with the history and, past and contemporary philosophies of early childhood education and care. They will examine the impact of past and current policies and practices, and will critically engage with current research and theoretical perspectives informing multiple understandings of children and childhoods. Through engagement with broad range of perspectives, pre-service teachers will be provided with the opportunity to challenge universal representations of child and childhood, to engage with concepts of the multiplicity of childhood and diversity of children's lived experiences, child agency and children as component and capable learners and members of a community. A range of contemporary issues and social contexts impacting on children's learning are examined in relation to diversity and inclusivity, including social, cultural, and religious background, gender, indigeneity, ethnicity, rurality, learning styles and needs.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will be taught through a range of detailed lectures and tutorials

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 EBECEO

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

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 history and philosophies which have influenced past and current early childhood education and care practices, and critically engage with current research and theoretical perspectives to demonstrate awareness of multiple understandings of children and childhoods.
02. Critique universal representations of child and childhood, and articulate understandings of concepts of the multiplicity of childhood and diversity of children's lived experiences, child agency and children as component and capable learners and community members.
03. Identify and critically reflect on the impact of a range of contemporary issues and social contexts on the lives of young children and the impact these have on their learning.
04. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, speaking skills and the use of appropriate writing conventions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Task - Issue Analysis: Group presentation and individual report = 1600 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Philosophy statement = 1200 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Research project = 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Task - Issue Analysis: Group presentation and individual report = 1600 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Philosophy statement = 1200 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Research project = 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, Online study 2/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 22 - 31
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 22 - 31
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 31 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Task - Issue Analysis: Group presentation and individual report = 1600 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Philosophy statement = 1200 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Research project = 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, Online study 3/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 34 - 43
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 34 - 43
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Task - Issue Analysis: Group presentation and individual report = 1600 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Philosophy statement = 1200 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Research project = 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, Online study 4/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 0
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 0
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Task - Issue Analysis: Group presentation and individual report = 1600 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Philosophy statement = 1200 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Research project = 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3