Cultural Contexts and Social Justice (Birth-8 years) - 2016

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Unit summary

EDE302

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Assessment: Report (50%) , Research Project (50%)

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

EDE302 is running in SP1 2016 only as a one off unit for students to complete the old program if necessary.

Issues of culture, equity, values and social justice in early childhood pedagogy. Relationships between schools, families and communities. Children's sense of identity and belonging. The rights of children. The role of the early childhood educator reconceptualised within a framework of ethical relationships in diverse communities.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. examine interaction of culture, values and community
  2. examine how cultural contexts and social justice impact on curriculum
  3. define the rights of children and argue for children's rights to be heard
  4. evaluate the role of the educator within a framework of ethical relationships in diverse communities
  5. analyse children's sense of identity and belonging.
  • Report (50%)
  • Research Project (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 3 units normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 units or other relevant experience.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Social Justice in Early Childhood Education and Care
2The Image of the Child: Children with Rights
3Listening: Constructing Identity and Relationships
4The Early Childhood Setting as a Democratic Forum
5Interrogating Diversity and Difference
6Pedagogical Documentation for Social Justice
7Culture and Values
8Unequal Childhoods
9Critical Multiculturalism
10Reconceptualising the Family for Social Justice
11Language and Identity

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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