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ED3590 - Early Childhood Education and Care 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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)

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the background; current situation and future direction of early childhood policy, programs and services in Australia;
  • Critically examine professional issues relating to early childhood education and care through participating in scenarios;
  • Demonstrate Australia Professional Standards for Teachers at a 'developed' level;
  • Demonstrate understanding and implementation of the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG) and the Early Years Learning Framework through engaging in the curriculum decision making cycle and creating a transition statement;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the National Quality Framework through production of a Quality Improvement Plan.
Assumed
Knowledge:
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

Availabilities

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours professional experience
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.

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.