JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

ED2590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Core subject for BEd (ECE) students.

This subject introduces students to early childhood principles and practice, based on the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline. Taking a play-based approach, the curriculum decision-making processes of planning, interacting, monitoring, assessing and reflecting will be explored in relation to documenting the learning and development of a focal child. Six (6) full days of professional experience in a prior to school setting will offer students the opportunity to link theoretical learning to classroom practice. (Note: the 6 days professional experience is spread over 6 weeks, that is, 1 day per week)

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of early childhood principles and practice, based on the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline;
  • develop an understanding of a play-based approach to curriculum decision-making;
  • develop and apply skills in creating an Situational Analysis; documenting children's learning and development for planning, interacting, monitoring and assessing children's learning; and creating a Transition Statement for reporting learning and development;
  • demonstrated Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Assumed knowledge in this subject includes an understanding of the development of the young child in terms of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development as studied in ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 1 ED subjects including ED1481

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours professional experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: situational analysis of professional experience classroom (20%); discussion board responses (20%); documentation of a child's learning and development (60%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience component.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours - Lectures/workshops: Saturdays 8, 15, 22 February; 1, 8 March 2014
  • 30 hours professional experience
Assessment: situational analysis of professional experience classroom (20%); discussion board responses (20%); documentation of a child's learning and development (60%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience component.

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.