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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 1|
|Administered by:||College of Arts, Society & Education|
Available as a core subject for third year Early Childhood Education students.
This subject introduces students to the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and its link to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian National Curriculum. It extends the study of early childhood pedagogy byeond documenting and planning, to the curriculum decision making cycle and creating a transition statement. Further, it extends the study of the National Quality Framework through production of a Quality Imporvement Plan, based on the National Quality Standard. It also covers the history, current and future directions of Early Childhood Education in Australia, and professional development topics relevant to the early childhood educator. Ten (10) full days of professional experience in a prior to school setting with children aged from 3 to 5 years will offer students the opportunity to link theoretical learning to classromm practice. (Note: the 10 days professional experience is spread over 10 weeks; that is, 1 day per week)
|It is assumed that you have successfully completed ED2590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 1, and that you are familiar with child development and learning theory, the National Quality Framework, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and the Australian Curriculum.|
|Prerequisites:||6 credit points of level 2 ED subjects|
|Study Period 2, External|
|Census Date 27-Aug-2015|
|Coord/Lect:||<Person not found>, <Person not found>.|
|Method of Delivery:||WWW - LearnJCU|
|Assessment:||quality improvement plan (20%); quizzes and scenario responses (40%); learning portfolio (including transition statement) (40%).|
|Special Assessment Requirements:||Successful completion of the professional experience component.|
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