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Unit of Study TCH82002 - Principles and Practice in Early Childhood Education (2019)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    PG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    8

  • Level of learning

    Intermediate

  • 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 deconstruct the historical and comparative contexts of ECEC in Australia regarding structure, management, mandatory policy and current and prospective legislative and regulatory frameworks
2 analyse the importance of relationships to the learning and development of children, families, colleagues and communities respecting the diversities of their histories and background
3 Identify and analyse contemporary theories of professional practice for educators in the early years.
4 analyse, evaluate and discuss the ways in which observation and documentation are used in early childhood programs and classrooms to promote children's learning
5 understand how to establish flexible learning environments that include sustainable practices

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

  1. deconstruct the historical and comparative contexts of ECEC in Australia regarding structure, management, mandatory policy and current and prospective legislative and regulatory frameworks
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. analyse the importance of relationships to the learning and development of children, families, colleagues and communities respecting the diversities of their histories and background
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. Identify and analyse contemporary theories of professional practice for educators in the early years.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. analyse, evaluate and discuss the ways in which observation and documentation are used in early childhood programs and classrooms to promote children's learning
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. understand how to establish flexible learning environments that include sustainable practices
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

Prescribed learning resources

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