EARLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

EDU2ELE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the notion of education as a life-long process, and in particular, learning from birth. Students examine the concept of Early Childhood Education and the evolution of education for young children, with a focus on learning environments designed for young children, such as childcare, playgroup and other early learning settings. This subject contains a hurdle requirement of 20 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, workshops, online activities and Professional placement in conjunction with the placement portfolio.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBEL or EBECB or EBECP or EBECE or course coordinator approval

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 settings

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorArthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E. Dockett, S., and Farmer, S.

Year2017

Edition/Volume7th

PublisherCENGAGE LEARNING

ISBN9780170386326

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required20 days (2 x 10 days)– 140 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional

WBL addtional requirementsAll students will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this subject.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop and demonstrate skills in observing, planning, implementing, evaluating and reflecting upon teaching and learning experiences with children three and under.
02. Demonstrate an informed capacity to connect planned and incidental experiences and teachable moments to relevant curriculum documents, for example, the Early Years Learning Framework.
03. Recognise the importance of family/child/teacher relationships and demonstrate these skills in observation and reflection.
04. Apply legal and moral responsibilities as dictated by the relevant acts and regulations

Subject options

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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-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 17
Eight 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 18 - 21
One 10.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Portfolio (equiv. 2500 words)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Philosophy (1250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

Professional Placement - Practicum supervisors' report Hurdle requirement - 20 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 17
Eight 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 18 - 21
One 10.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Portfolio (equiv. 2500 words)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Philosophy (1250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

Professional Placement - Practicum supervisors' report Hurdle requirement - 20 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0