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ED2590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1

[Offered in 2019 only]

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

Core subject for BEd (ECE) students.

ED2590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1, along with ED2491 - Teaching for Learning 1 and ED3590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 2, introduce students to early childhood pedagogy, from birth to age 8, with each subject taking a specific focus. ED3590 focuses on birth to age 2; ED2590 - ages 3 to 5; and ED2491 - ages 5 - 8. Pedagogy is further developed in third and fourth year professional development subjects. ED2590 introduces students to the National Quality Framework's Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF); the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Framework (QKLG) and their relationship to the Australian Curriculum. It examines early childhood pedagogy and practice; curriculum decision-making, including documenting learning and development; and, with a focus on the 3 to 5 age group, the creation of a learning portfolio and Transition Statement. In ED2590, there are ten (10) full days of professional experience in a prior to school setting with children aged from 3 to 5 years. This will offer students the opportunity to link theoretical learning to classroom practice (Note: the 10 days professional experience is spread over 10 weeks that is, 1 day per week).

Learning Outcomes

  • apply knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a 'Developed' level and relevant ACECQA standards;
  • have a broad knowledge of contemporary early childhood policy, curriculum (Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline) and practice and critically review their application;
  • have knowledge and apply play-based and other early childhood pedagogical practices;
  • apply skills in documenting, planning and assessing children's learning.
Assumed knowledge in this subject includes an understanding of learning development of the young child, as studied in ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology.
Prerequisites: ED1401 and 3 credit points of level 1 ED subjects


JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Limited
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Face to face teaching 19-Mar-2019 to 28-May-2019
Coordinator: Dr Robyn Anderson, Dr Marcia Thorne, Ms Siti Amasha
Lecturer: Ms Kalliope Coplin.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 50 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: discussion responses (20%); situation analysis (20%); learning portfolio (60%).

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.