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ED1439 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject extends on studies of curriculum and pedagogy to include the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG), as it applies to the curriculum decision making the cycle of planning, interacting, monitoring, assessing and reflecting with children from 3 to 5 years of age. Play-based pedagogy is followed up through an examination of age-appropriate pedagogies and intentional teaching strategies. The context of Early Childhood education is further developed through a review of the National Quality Standard; National Laws and Regulations; the Quality Improvement process; national and global curricula and policy; and professional development topics relevant to early childhood education. Ten full days of professional experience in a 3 to 5-year-old setting will offer students the opportunity to link theoretical learning to classroom practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate early childhood practices using a broad and critical understanding of the National Quality Standard, the Quality Improvement Process and the National Laws and Regulations;
  • design learning experiences that reflect national and global intentional and age-appropriate pedagogies for the engagement and learning of diverse young learners;
  • formulate a coherent professional identity for early childhood teaching with respect to ethical and safe practices in early childhood settings;
  • implement the curriculum decision-making cycle of planning, interacting, monitoring, assessing and reflecting on learning sequences for children aged 3 to 5 using the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines;
  • critically reflect upon the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, the National Quality Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines for an ECE context.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Assumed knowledge in this subject includes an understanding of learning development of the young child, as studied in ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Lectures/workshops
  • 10 days professional Experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (20%); learning portfolio (50%); professional portfolio (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: All assessment tasks are submitted through the Assessment portal on LearnJCU. Students must sign a statement confirming that they are their own work, and if possible, submit a Safe Assignment report. Then: "Submit a reasonable attempt at each piece of assessment."Submit a signed Statement of Attendance and Completion." Demonstrate academic literacies at a Pass level.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Robyn Anderson, Dr Louise Phillips
Lecturer: Miss Grace Lum.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Lectures/workshops
  • 10 days professional Experience
Assessment: assignments (20%); learning portfolio (50%); professional portfolio (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: All assessment tasks are submitted through the Assessment portal on LearnJCU. Students must sign a statement confirming that they are their own work, and if possible, submit a Safe Assignment report. Then: "Submit a reasonable attempt at each piece of assessment."Submit a signed Statement of Attendance and Completion." Demonstrate academic literacies at a Pass level.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.