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ED1439 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

Completion of the required 10 days of Professional Experience and submission of both the Professional Experience Attendance Record and the Professional Experience Statement of Completion Report is a requirement to pass this subject. Attendance at Professional Experience Briefings is an essential component of Professional Experience preparation.

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 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 10 days professional Experience

JCU Online, External, Study Period 86
Census Date 04-Nov-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 7 hours - Student Online Engagement
  • 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.