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History and Philosophy of ECE - EDMT5696

Year - 2018

This unit provides a foundational overview of the theoretical perspectives that have contributed to the history and philosophy of early childhood education. It examines philosophies, theories and theorists over time that have helped shape views about children and children's learning, curriculum development, and the role of the teacher. The unit will enable students to recognise the importance of philosophy in early childhood education as they read research and engage with philosophical ideas about teaching young children. Students will also begin to develop a broad knowledge of curriculum approaches, including Froebel, Montessori, Steiner and Reggio Emilia that are implemented across Australia in contemporary early childhood settings. These approaches will be examined with respect to the principles, practices and outcomes of Australia's Early Years Learning Framework.

Classes
1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks

Assessment
1000wd group work presentation (20%), 2500wd essay (40%), 2hr exam (40%)

Prohibitions

EDMT5684

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Amanda Niland
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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