Core content areas cover:
- Literacy, language and pedagogical approaches
- Issues in contemporary education
- Leadership and management
- Health and wellbeing in the early childhood environment.
|Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate analytical and critical skills to transform and disrupt thinking in early childhood educational based practice.
Demonstrate an understanding of diverse ways of knowing and learning in early childhood education settings to inform connected and compassionate ways of teaching.
Demonstrate an ability to identify and solve problems with intellectual independence.
Demonstrate an ability to develop innovative and creative responses to local and global challenges in early childhood education settings.
Demonstrate a knowledge of social justice and ethical principles in early childhood education settings.
Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to legislative requirements and codes of conduct relevant to the early childhood education profession.
Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and understanding of the early years curriculum framework and National Quality Standards.
Demonstrate an evidence based understanding and knowledge of the pedagogy for effective early childhood educational practice.
Demonstrate the capacity for self-reflective learning and critical thinking with responsibility and accountability in professional practice.
Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice.
Communicate clearly, coherently and independently with exposition of knowledge and ideas in both oral and written forms.
Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills in early childhood education settings.
Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons.
Demonstrate proactive and inclusive strategies for diverse groups in early childhood education settings
Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the impacts of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of the students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
This course includes 75 days of professional experience learning in early childhood education settings, as well as 10 days in primary schools. As detailed in the Faculty of Education Professional Experience Requirements, pre-requisites regarding national and state-based regulatory requirements must be met prior to commencing professional experience placements. All professional experience learning days must be completed for graduation, with professional behaviour and conduct upheld at all times.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
Assessment of early childhood teachers differs for each state and territory in Australia. Check with your state-based accreditation authorities regarding status as an early childhood teacher.
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Gold Coast||Term 1||N/A||N/A|
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
- 24 core units (288 credit points)
- 4 Professional Experience units (0 credit points)
Schedule of units
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|Note 1:||This unit involves a professional experience placement.|
|Note 2:||This unit involves observation days.|