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Early Childhood Development Research and Practice

Postgraduate | MAQ-ECHX8240 | 2024

Previously MAQ-ECHX824

Extend your knowledge of child development. Consider the measurement of child development, quality in childcare, and evaluation of children's environments. Analyse research to develop your skills in using evidence-based approaches to teaching

Study method
100% online
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Early Childhood Development Research and Practice

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate critical, analytical and integrative thinking in applying developmental theory and research in early childhood
    2. Have a good understanding of child development theory to enable the critical assessment of children's learning environments
    3. Use sound analytical skills and evidence from child development research to address everyday problems concerned with children's early development
    4. Utilise child development knowledge in actively contributing to policy discussions concerning early childhood practice
    5. Communicate child development research effectively to other professionals and parents.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • MAQ-TCH-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Prior study

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

one of

  • MAQ-ECHX602 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ECEX602 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ECHX6020-Early Childhood Development (no longer available)

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-ECHX824 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ECEX824 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) ECED824, ECEX824, ECED605, ECHX824
Pre-requisite Admission to MTeach(0-5) and (ECHX602 or ECEX602 or ECHX6020)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

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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