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ED3590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available as a core subject for third year Early Childhood Education students. JCU Online campus mode is available only to Online B Ed ECE students enrolled in the carousel offering.

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

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical incident analysis - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Complete staggered 10 day Placement, submit Professional Experience Attendance Record and the Professional Experience Statement of Completion Report is required to pass the subject. Attendance at Professional Experience Workshops is an essential component of the Work Integrated Learning Program. If repeating the subject, the reattempt at all subject assessment including the Placement is a requirement.

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 + ED1439 OR ED2590

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Lecturer: Ms Savita Parashar.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity
  • 1 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity
  • 1 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 09-Nov-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Marcia Thorne.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 7 hours online activity
  • 7 hours online Workshops
  • 1 hours placement
  • 10 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Marcia Thorne.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours online activity
  • 12 hours online Workshops
  • 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.