Inquiry in Early Childhood Philosophy and Practices
|Course code EDUC6264||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education|
This course enables participants to analyse current practices within changing socio-cultural, philosophical, political and educational contexts. Participants will identify and position themselves in current approaches and debates regarding pedagogy, curriculum, growing children and professional issues through the application of a number of theoretical lenses. Participants will develop a critical framework to research policy, growing children and their learning, curriculum and pedagogy.
Key to the course is the development of a critically reflective orientation that aims to position participants as 'teacher researchers' in the field of early childhood education.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||This course provides students with the opportunity to:|
1. understand and critically evaluate early childhood contexts and practices from different theoretical perspectives;
2. develop a critical framework for researching an issue of choice;
3. understand their practices as under continuous inquiry/research; and
4. develop competencies to sustain reflective practice through research.
|Content||The following list indicates indicative course content:|
- Particular global and local contexts and discourses that shape the broad field of early childhood education and practices.
- Theories to analyse issues in early childhood education.
- Develop skills for critical examination, analysis and reflection to challenge and extend participants' own thinking and practices.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 5 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|
Lecture: for 7 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6264|