Curriculum in Early Childhood (EDEC4002)


This unit is designed to enable students to plan, implement and evaluate appropriate curriculum for infants, toddlers and young children in early childhood settings. It focuses on requirements mandated in the national and jurisdictional quality assurance and regulatory frameworks, and the underpinnings of curriculum decision making and planning including observation and assessment, socio-cultural contexts, research, children's developmental trajectories and family partnerships.

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1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/workshop/wk for 12 wks


1500wd oral presentation with 500wd written summary (20%) and 1500wd critical analysis paper (30%) and 2000wd essay (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

144 credit points including 84 credit points of Early Childhood Curriculum and Professional Studies units including (EDEC2002 and EDEC3006)

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