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ED3590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.
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, INCLUDING ED2590ED2590 and 3 credit points of level 2 ED subjects

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours - On line engagement through collaborate lectures, tutorials and on-line resources.
  • 50 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: learning portfolio, including quality improvement plan (40%); quizzes (20%); professional development topics (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of the professional experience component

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Robyn Anderson, Dr Louise Phillips
Lecturer: Miss Grace Lum.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours - Lectures/Tutorials
  • 50 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: professional development topics (40%); quizzes (20%); learning portfolio, including quality improvement plan (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful 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.