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ED2590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Core subject for BEd (ECE) students.

This subject introduces students to the National Quality Framework including the National Quality Standard, National Law and Regulations and the Early Years Learning Framework. Taking a play-based approach, early childhood pedagogy, principles and practice are explored in relation to documenting and planning for further learning of young children. Ten (10) full days of professional experience in a prior to school setting with children aged from 0 to 2 years 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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education , including National Quality Standard, National Law and Regulations and the Early Years Learning Framework .;
  • Develop and apply skills in creativng a Situational Analysis; documenting and assessing children's learning; and planning for further learning;
  • Develop and understanding of a play-based approach to early chldhood pedaboby;
  • Demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a 'developed' level.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Assumed knowledge in this subject includes an understanding of the development of the young child in terms of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development as studied in ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 1 ED subjects including ED1401

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours - Lectures/workshops
  • 50 hours professional experience
Assessment: situational analysis (10%); quizzes and discussion topic responses (40%); learning portfolio (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of the professional experience component.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours - Lectures/workshops
  • 50 hours professional experience
Assessment: situational analysis (20%); quizzes and discussion responses (40%); learning portfolio (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of the professional experience component.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours professional experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: situational analysis (10%); quizzes and discussion topic responses (40%); learning portfolio (50%).
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.