Courses & Units

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Childhood ESH105

Launceston

Note:

This is a core unit for students enrolled in BEd (EC) Course Code 43A

Introduction

This unit is designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) specialising in teaching young children from birth to 8 years. The unit introduces and interrogates current early childhood curriculum frameworks that guide reflective practice in child care, kindergarten, preparatory and early years of schooling to age 8 (EYLF in the context of the NQF, and State and National Curricula). Students will use theory and research to inform their understanding of curriculum and pedagogy that prioritises relationships, contexts and transitions. Strategies for creating emergent and play-based curriculum will be introduced and contextualised for specific early childhood settings.

Summary

Unit name Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Childhood
Unit code ESH105
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator

Dr Helen Yost

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online students: Fully online with weekly lectures, tasks and readings

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Online Quiz (zero weighting)

Assessment Task 2: Discussion paper (40%)

Assessment Task 3: Individual presentation & written supporting statement (60%).

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Textbooks

Required

Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S., & Farmer, S. (2015). Programming and
planning in early childhood settings
(6th ed.). Port Melbourne, VIC: Cengage Learning.

Perrin, R. (2015). Pocket guide to APA style (5th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage  Learning

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