Subject details

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

  1. research and evaluate ethical approaches to communication, problem-solving, and decision-making in early childhood education
  2. describe and analyse qualities, skills and knowledge necessary for leading effective partnerships with colleagues, families and the wider commsubjecty
  3. investigate and report on the roles and responsibilities of leadership in early childhood education
  4. describe and evaluate the administrative roles and responsibilities associated with relevant mandated requirements related to early childhood education.
    • Early Childhood Leadership in the Australian Context
    • Being and Becoming an Early Childhood Leader
    • Leading Beyond Quality
    • Leading Pedagogy
    • Ethical Leadership
    • Effective Workplaces
    • Strategic Planning
    • Leading Advocacy and Activism
    • Relationships with Families
    • Community Engagement
    • Financial Management and Marketing
    • Governance
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-EDE325-Professional Studies with Early Learning Quality Frameworks in the First Five Years of Life , or CUR-EDE107
CUR-EDE322-Professional Studies in Supporting Learning Environments with Three to Five Year Olds , or CUR-EDE206

Special requirements

No special requirements

This inquiry subject proposes that all early childhood educators have a role in leading early childhood education. The subject provides the opportunity to develop foundational leadership and management skills and knowledge expected of contemporary early childhood educators. It examines the theory and practice of leadership in early childhood education and students uses the inquiry process to investigate the roles and responsibilities of early childhood leaders across a range of dimensions. These include ethical approaches to leadership, leading legislative and regulatory requirements financial and administrative management advocacy pedagogical leadership career development strategic planning and working in partnership with families and the wider community.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Case Study (60%)
  • Report (40%)

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