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Unit of Study TCH10517 - Early Childhood Principles and Practice (2020)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Introductory

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the historical and current context of ECEC in Australia
2 describe and apply the key principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework (DEEWR, 2009)
3 analyse the importance of relationships to the learning and development of children according to the Early Years Learning Framework (DEEWR, 2009) and the National Quality Standard (ACECQA, 2018)
4 discuss how to build and foster relationships with children, families, staff and the community respecting the diversities of their histories and background
5 describe, evaluate and discuss assessment of children’s learning regarding observation and documentation
6 understand the significance of the sustainable learning environments both indoors and outdoors
7 critically reflect on one's personal approach/philosophy to learning and teaching

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the historical and current context of ECEC in Australia
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. describe and apply the key principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework (DEEWR, 2009)
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. analyse the importance of relationships to the learning and development of children according to the Early Years Learning Framework (DEEWR, 2009) and the National Quality Standard (ACECQA, 2018)
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. discuss how to build and foster relationships with children, families, staff and the community respecting the diversities of their histories and background
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. describe, evaluate and discuss assessment of children’s learning regarding observation and documentation
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  6. understand the significance of the sustainable learning environments both indoors and outdoors
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  7. critically reflect on one's personal approach/philosophy to learning and teaching
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.