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History and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education

Undergraduate | LTU-EDU1HPC | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
6 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
29 July 2024

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History and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of history and philosophies which have influenced past and current early childhood education and care practices, and critically engage with current research and theoretical perspectives to demonstrate awareness of multiple understandings of children and childhoods.
    2. Critique universal representations of child and childhood, and articulate understandings of concepts of the multiplicity of childhood and diversity of children's lived experiences, child agency and children as competent and capable learners and community members.
    3. Identify and critically reflect on the impact of a range of contemporary issues and social contexts on the lives of young children and the impact these have on their learning.
    4. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, speaking skills and the use of appropriate writing conventions.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • LAT-ECE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education


Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: EBECEO.

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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Related degrees

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

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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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