Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a global view of early childhood curriculum theories and pedagogical practices. Students learn to create and critically analyse curriculum using theoretical perspectives to further understand ways in which curriculum is connected to pedagogy, play, learning and assessment.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBEL


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


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate research informed understandings of global perspectives of early childhood curriculum which contribute to children's learning and development
02. Demonstrate an understanding of reflective planning cycles and the role of critical reflection in program evaluation to inform curriculum and pedagogy
03. Design curriculum for an early childhood setting which reflects current perspectives on curriculum design, incorporating the EYLF

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Online study 3/4, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 34 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Literature Review (Approx 1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3
Curriculum Design (Approx 2250 words)N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1