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ED3590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available as a core subject for third year Early Childhood Education students.

Extending on understandings of educational and developmental theories, Early Childhood Education 1 introduces preservice teachers to policy and curriculum through the National Quality Framework; in particular the Early Years Learning Framework. Play-based pedagogy and the curriculum decision-making cycle are developed through theory and a professional experience placement, where preservice teachers plan, interact, monitor, assess and reflect with children in a birth to 2 year-old setting. Preservice teachers will begin to explore their professional identity through an examination of the historical and sociological roots of Early Childhood Education in Australia and reflection of their roles as agentic teachers in-becoming. Ten (10) full days of professional experience in a birth to age 2 setting will offer students the opportunity to link theoretical learning to classroom practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of Early Childhood policy and curriculum;
  • apply knowledge of play-based pedagogy and the curriculum decision-making cycle to the learning and development of children in an early years classroom;
  • demonstrate their growing professional identity and understanding of the historical and sociological roots of Early Childhood Education;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and for B Ed (ECE) students an understanding of the National Quality Framework, particularly the Early Years Learning Framework, at an Introduced level.

Subject Assessment

  • Quality Improvement Plan - (20%)
  • Responses to Professional Development Topics - (30%)
  • Learning Portfolio - (50%).

Special Assessment Requirements

The 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:
It is assumed that you are familiar with child development and learning theory, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and the Australian Curriculum.
Prerequisites: 6 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 ED SUBJECTS + ED1429 OR ED2590

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Marcia Thorne
Workload expectations:

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

  • 40 hours - Online engagement includes 1-hour Professional Experience Briefing
  • 50 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Coordinator: Dr Marcia Thorne
Lecturer: Miss Grace Lum.
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

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Marcia Thorne
Lecturer: Miss Grace Lum.
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

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.