Examines development from conception through to infancy and early childhood to age twelve. Students develop an understanding of developmental concepts, principles and processes and various theoretical perspectives relating to child development, and the implications for early childhood education. Particular attention is paid to critical engagement with research and theory within the Australian socio-cultural context.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Identify contemporary theoretical perspectives and approaches to different domains of development, including language development and learning
2. Explain how these relate to children's learning and how to support children's wellbeing and health, emotional and social learning and lives
3. Observe, document, implement and review in order to assess and reflect on children's learning for planning within early childhood settings
4. Apply knowledge of the relationship between theory, children's learning, documentation for learning and intentional teaching
This course contains:
1. Theories of learning in contemporary early childhood education
2. Children's thinking and development
3. Documentation of children’s learning
4. Intentional teaching in play-based learning environments
5. The application of theory to practice
This course is only available to students who are active in B Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) (12366) OR B Education (EC & Primary) (40105) OR B Education (EC & Primary) (Hons) (40109).
Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Lecture: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.
- Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.
- Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
- Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
- Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.
Callaghan and Ourimbah
Face to Face Off Campus 15 hour(s) per Term Full Term
This course contains 15 hours of observation.
Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term
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