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Unit of Study TCH10521 - Education and Care I: Preschoolers (2014)

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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 analyse the contexts of preschool education and care in terms of their structure, philosophy, educational approach, educators' roles and responsibilities
2 evaluate and reflect on the notion of 'quality' for preschool education in relation to: a. relationships with children, families and the wider community b. diversity c. educational programs including the Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Australian state curriculum frameworks, and educational approaches to learning models used in early childhood programs d. early childhood philosophy, policies and procedures as linked to the regulatory framework
3 demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in their professional experience setting and commitment to and engagement with the unit content and associated activities
4 demonstrate their ability to develop and implement an appropriate early childhood educational program for children aged 2-5 years through observation, documentation and assessment, of children's learning and development
5 demonstrate an understanding of professional skills to support children's pro-social development and competencies.
6 demonstrate appropriate care routines for young children including health and safety for children and workplace health and safety for staff
7 critically reflect on their own and colleagues' professional skills and approaches towards early childhood education.

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

  1. analyse the contexts of preschool education and care in terms of their structure, philosophy, educational approach, educators' roles and responsibilities
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. evaluate and reflect on the notion of 'quality' for preschool education in relation to: a. relationships with children, families and the wider community b. diversity c. educational programs including the Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Australian state curriculum frameworks, and educational approaches to learning models used in early childhood programs d. early childhood philosophy, policies and procedures as linked to the regulatory framework
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in their professional experience setting and commitment to and engagement with the unit content and associated activities
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate their ability to develop and implement an appropriate early childhood educational program for children aged 2-5 years through observation, documentation and assessment, of children's learning and development
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate an understanding of professional skills to support children's pro-social development and competencies.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. demonstrate appropriate care routines for young children including health and safety for children and workplace health and safety for staff
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. critically reflect on their own and colleagues' professional skills and approaches towards early childhood education.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
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