ED2590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||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).
- 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.
||ED1401 and 3 credit points of level 1 ED subjects
Study Period 51
|Census Date 11-Apr-2019
|Face to face teaching
19-Mar-2019 to 28-May-2019
||Dr Marcia Thorne, Ms Siti Amasha
||Ms Kalliope Coplin.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 13 hours tutorials
- 50 hours professional Experience
- assessment and self-directed study
||discussion responses (20%); situation analysis (20%); learning portfolio (60%).
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