Curriculum in Early Childhood (EDEC4002)


This unit is designed to enable students to refine and extend their knowledge and skills in planning and implementing curriculum for young children and their families, and to deepen their critical understanding of early childhood pedagogy . Using the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework as the basis of their reflective explorations, students will explore research and practitioner literature on the following aspects of early childhood pedagogy: Reflective practice and building a learning community; Teacher/child relationships and behaviour guidance; Inclusive education; Assessment; Partnerships with families. Students will have the opportunity to develop individual interest projects to deepen their learning, and to work in a learning community within the unit tutorials.

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Further unit of study information


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


2500wd oral presentation and written summary (40%) and 1500wd critical analysis paper (20%) and 2000wd annotated bibliography and handout for educators (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


138 credit points including EDEC3006

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.

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.