- Historical perspectives in early childhood education and care: Early influences
- Philosophical perspectives in early childhood education and care: Thinkers from the 20th Century
- Contemporary approaches to pedagogy: Montessori, Steiner, HighScope, Te Whariki
- The educational project of Reggio Emilia
- Early childhood education and care in Australia
- Leading professional learning communities
- Leading continuous improvement
- Advocating for children and ethical practice
- Leading pedagogy and professional research
- Engaging families and communities
- Chat Rooms
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- OtherDetails -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software
This subject will provide an overview of local and international, historical and philosophical perspectives that have influenced contemporary Australian early childhood education and care contexts. Notable theorists, trends, theoretical perspectives, and curriculum approaches that have contributed to historical and contemporary social and political transformations will be explored, and their impact on early childhood education and care and its leadership and management will be critically examined. The subject affords the opportunity to explore and critique policy and procedure development in the light of current legislative and accountability requirements. Pre-service teachers are invited to examine approaches to: leading professional learning communities; engaging with families; sustaining advocacy for children; relating theory to practice and supporting professional research; and creating a climate for continuous debate and improvement of Early Childhood settings.
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- Case Study (50%)
- Report (50%)
Textbook information is pending.