The establishment of positive engagement with children and families is essential in creating an inclusive environment and curriculum. This subject will explore current theories of diversity, social education and inclusion in the early childhood context. An investigation of the social and historical context of inclusion in Australia provides a framework for the discussion and focus on issues of disability, family engagement, attitudes and the promotion of interagency collaboration. Throughout this unit of study students will be encouraged to examine their own beliefs and values in the consideration of the issues above, as well as others. Further, students will look at early childhood intervention as family-cented practice when providing for children with additional needs.
1x1hr lecture/wk, 1x2hr tutorial/wk
1750wd presentation and handout (30%) and 1750wd representational artifact analysis (30%) and 1750wd situational analysis and 8 hr field placement (40%)
48 Credit points including EDMT5688Prohibitions