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Family and Community Contexts

Postgraduate | CUR-MTEC507 | 2024

Consider what it takes to create an ethical approach to teaching – considering diversity in family and community. On your journey, you’ll compare historical and contemporary ideals of childhood. Think about how these interact with education.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
27 May 2024

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Family and Community Contexts

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. examine historical and contemporary images of childhood, and explain their relationship to images of teaching
    2. research family and community contexts, with a focus on promoting early childhood settings as democratic forums that are welcoming to and respectful of all cultures, cultural histories, languages and beliefs
    3. defend a children’s rights perspective, supporting anti-bias approaches and enhancing reconciliation between diverse cultures and communities
    4. interpret the role of the educator within a framework of ethical, confidential relationships in diverse communities

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-MTE-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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