EARLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

EDU2ELE

2020

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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

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

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProgramming and planning in early childhood settings, 6th EditionRecommendedArthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E. Dockett, S., and Farmer, S. (2015)VICTORIA: CENGAGE LEARNING

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.

Activities:
lectures, workshops, online activities and professional placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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.

Activities:
lectures, workshops and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Recognise the importance of family/child/teacher relationships and demonstrate these skills in observation and reflection.

Activities:
lectures, workshops and professional placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply legal and moral responsibilities as dictated by the relevant acts and regulations

Activities:
Professional placement in conjunction with the placement portfolio
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 17
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via blended.
"Plus one hour online learning"

WorkShop Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 18 - 21
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 18 - 21
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Portfolio (equiv. 2500 words)70 01, 02, 03, 04
Written Philosophy (1250 words)30 03, 04
Professional Placement - Practicum supervisors' reportHurdle requirement - 20 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice.

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Hamm

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 17
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 18 - 21
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 18 - 21
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Portfolio (equiv. 2500 words)70 01, 02, 03, 04
Written Philosophy (1250 words)30 03, 04
Professional Placement - Practicum supervisors' reportHurdle requirement - 20 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice.