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ED5833 - Issues in the Education and Care of Young Children

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

Available to Postgraduate Certificate, BEd (Professional Development) and Master of Education students.

This subject examines contemporary issues in Early Childhood education and care, and how our ways of knowing impact on our understanding of and interacting with these issues. Topics taken from research and media may include: child development and pedagogy; gender; inclusivity; childhood; brain research; and policy.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate contemporary issues in the field of early childhood education;
  • critically reflect on the ways that contemporary issues impact on beliefs and professional practice;
  • explore possibilities for reconceptualising early childhood policy and practice.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Limited
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching (Face-to-face dates to be advised)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: individual project (40%); project plan/annotated bibliography (20%); responses to topics (40%).

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