Postgraduate | MAQ-ECHX8220 | 2024
Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy
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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.
Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy
About this subject
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- refine your professional understandings and skills in early childhood pedagogy and policy by applying high order analytical skills
- examine current issues impacting on policy and pedagogy in early childhood n an integrated way to identify alternative perspectives
- critically review relevant literature when appraising complex policy and pedagogical issues as an educational leader in early childhood settings
- investigate complex information, concepts, and theories in order to establish a personal position regarding emerging trends in the early childhood arena.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics in this unit will be provided in the study materials.
This subject was previously known as ECHX822 Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy
This subject explores current issues and debates affecting pedagogy, practice, politics and policy in early childhood education. Students will explore a range of responses to state, national and international influences on the provision of nurturant educational services in the early childhood years. We will consider diverse approaches to teaching practice as well as policy development in the delivery of various services used by young children and their families. This will include the investigation of approaches to reconceptualising early childhood pedagogy as well as the achievements of major government initiatives directed at early childhood education and care settings and the wellbeing of young children and their families.
- Assignment 1A, Reading Journal (30%)
- Assignment 1B, Reading Journal (30%)
- Assignment 2, Essay and/or Presentation (40%)
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You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- MAQ-ECHX8260-Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings
MAQ-ECHX826 (Not currently available)
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
- Other requirements -
Access to a digital camera, or mobile phone or tablet with camera capability. Basic computer tools such as Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.
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