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Postgraduate | MAQ-ECHX8220 | 2024

Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy

Previously MAQ-ECHX822

Course information for 2024 intake

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Immerse yourself in current issues and debates affecting pedagogy, practice, politics and policy. Critique relevant literature, analyse alternative perspectives and establish your personal position regarding emerging trends in this area.

Study method
100% online
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Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy

About this subject

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

    1. refine your professional understandings and skills in early childhood pedagogy and policy by applying high order analytical skills
    2. examine current issues impacting on policy and pedagogy in early childhood n an integrated way to identify alternative perspectives
    3. critically review relevant literature when appraising complex policy and pedagogical issues as an educational leader in early childhood settings
    4. investigate complex information, concepts, and theories in order to establish a personal position regarding emerging trends in the early childhood arena.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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

one of

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-ECEX822 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-ECHX822 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) ECED822, ECEX822, ECED843, ECHX822
NCCW (2020 and onwards) ECHE8220 Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy
Pre-requisite ECHX8260 or ECHX826

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Access to a digital camera, or mobile phone or tablet with camera capability. Basic computer tools such as Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.


    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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