Focuses on students' understanding developmental patterns, interests and abilities of preschool children (two to five years), the contexts of education and care, the implementation of care routines and planning cycles for the learning, development and care of preschoolers, in the context of their families. Students will undertake professional experience in early childhood settings catering for children two to five years and their families.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||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||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|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||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in their professional experience setting and commitment to and engagement with the unit content and associated activities||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|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||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of professional skills to support children's pro-social development and competencies.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||demonstrate appropriate care routines for young children including health and safety for children and workplace health and safety for staff||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|7||critically reflect on their own and colleagues' professional skills and approaches towards early childhood education.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Arthur, L, Beecher, B, Death, E, Dockett, S & Farmer, S, 2012, Programming and planning in early childhood settings, 5th edn, Thomson, Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9780170195218.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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