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Family, Community and Contexts - EDMT6633

Central to quality in early childhood services is recognition that families are the most important contributors to their children's care, welfare, social and educational outcomes. Families' perspectives on education and care of infants, toddlers and young children inform early childhood sector policy development and are central to planning early childhood programs. Early childhood services are most beneficial to children, families and the broader community when educators partner with families and both understand and apply the concept of partnership. When working in partnership, families and early childhood professionals develop a shared appreciation of each child's home and early childhood service contexts. Family partnerships are built on mutual trust over time as families' interests and concerns about their children are shared with educators and as families and educators collaborate to create culturally rich and responsive learning environments. Early childhood teachers also have a reciprocal responsibility to share their knowledge and expertise with families to promote children's development and learning. In this unit students develop communication skills, leadership qualities and relationship-building with families, as they relate to quality education, care and service provision in early education and care settings.

Classes
1x1hr lecture and 1x2-hr tutorial for 9 wks

Assessment
2000 wd professional development journal (20%) and 2000 wd essay (40%) and 2000 wd other (family communication and engagement strategy) (40%)

Pre-requisites

48 Credit points including EDMT5688

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Marianne Fenech
HECS Band: 1
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