Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood 1 (EDMT5626)


This unit of study provides an introduction to issues of teaching, learning and development, within the social and institutional contexts of early childhood education. It examines children's learning and development as a complex and dynamic process with its substrate in the developing brain. An introduction to major learning approaches in early childhood education and care is also provided. The teaching of this unit is supported by carefully selected videos that assist students in understanding the key issues and in appreciating and preparing for the many challenges of early childhood settings and early childhood teaching as a profession.

Further unit of study information


2x2-hr workshops/wk


3000wd essay (40%) and 2000wd essay (30%) and 2000wd group project (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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.