Ethics and Social Justice (EDEC3001)


Power, entitlement, social justice and ethical discourses are all concepts with which early childhood educators must familiarise themselves and act upon in leadership and educator roles with children under five years. This unit enables students to become aware of and to develop reflective understandings about contemporary issues affecting families and early childhood contexts, professional accountability, professional conduct, responding ethically, communicating ethically with people from a wide and diverse population, and conflict and issue resolution.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk, 1x2hr workshop/wk


1500wd critical reflection (25%) and 1500wd reflective diary (25%) and 2000wd essay (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

96 credit points including 48 credit points of Early Childhood Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Find a non-award course for this unit of study

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

Find a cross-institutional course for this unit of study