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Unit description

Develops a deep understanding of the education and care of pre-schoolers within Australia and globally. A focus on preschool contexts, including the quality and regulatory environments. The unit includes theoretical perspectives and practical strategies to support pre-schoolers’ learning in relation to development, interests, and capabilities. Emphasis is given to the provision of the quality physical and human environment to support pre-schoolers’ competency and capability. Consideration is given to the diversity of contexts, inclusion and social justice for pre-schoolers within Australian contexts. 

Unit content

Module 1: Contexts for pre-school education within Australia and across the world, including quality and regulatory environments 
 
Module 2: Theoretical and practical perspectives of pedagogy for preschoolers’ learning 
 
Module 3: Observing, documenting and assessing pre-schoolers learning 
 
Module 4: Bringing it all together: Developing a professional philosophy to support teaching practice

Learning outcomes

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:
1analyse the Australian and global contexts of preschool educational contexts in terms of provision of quality, management and the regulatory environment
2understand and apply theoretical and practical perspectives of pedagogy for pre-schoolers’ learning.
3develop a professional philosophy to teach preschooler with a focus on diversity, inclusion and supporting children’s pro-social competencies
4demonstrate the ability to observe, document and assess in an early childhood educational program for preschoolers

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

  1. analyse the Australian and global contexts of preschool educational contexts in terms of provision of quality, management and the regulatory environment
  2. understand and apply theoretical and practical perspectives of pedagogy for pre-schoolers’ learning.
  3. develop a professional philosophy to teach preschooler with a focus on diversity, inclusion and supporting children’s pro-social competencies
  4. demonstrate the ability to observe, document and assess in an early childhood educational program for preschoolers

Prescribed texts

  • Arthur, L.,Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S., & Farmer, S., 2021, Programming and planning in early childhood settings, 8th, Cengage, UWS, South Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780170443357.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 6 hours (2 times)
Tutorial 3 hours (2 times)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 6 hours (2 times)
Tutorial 3 hours (2 times)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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