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ED1439 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

SP1/2 External available only to External ECE students. JCU Online campus mode is available only to Online B Ed ECE students enrolled in the carousel offering.

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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case report 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (60%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Scenario-based learning activity - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Complete 10 day staggered Placement, submission of the Professional Experience Attendance Record and Professional Experience Statement of Completion Report is required to pass the subject. Attendance at Professional Experience Workshops is an essential component of the Work Integrated Learning Program. If repeating the subject, the reattempt at all subject assessment including the Placement is a requirement.

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

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 07-Apr-2022
Lecturer: Ms Amanda Owles.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online content
  • 1 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Lecturer: Ms Irene Tan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online content
  • 1 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 01-Dec-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online content
  • 1 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 10-Nov-2022
Coord/Lect: Miss Trisha Telford.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 7 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 7 hours online content
  • 1 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Miss Trisha Telford.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours - Online Activities
  • 12 hours online content
  • 1 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.