Courses & Units

Early Childhood Theories of Teaching and Learning ESH241

Launceston

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Introduction

This unit will provide opportunities to briefly explore past practices to deepen understanding current practices in early childhood settings. Historical teaching practices are embedded within, and inform, contemporary practices. The past therefore, informs the present and potentially future practice of pre-service teachers here and elsewhere. This unit examines a range of historical educational theories and practices in order to gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in child development, child learning, and the roles and responsibilities of teachers when working with children from birth to 8 years of age. This unit also employs a critically reflective stance to allow the examination of personal beliefs/attributes and how these might impact upon your professional practice. Therefore the unit brings together theory and practice to demonstrate how one informs the other.

Summary

Unit name Early Childhood Theories of Teaching and Learning
Unit code ESH241
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator

Dr Helen Yost

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

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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 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Assessment

AT1: Online quiz  AT2: Online journal (45%) AT3: Essay (55%)

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Textbooks

Required
  • Faigley, L. (2015). The little Penguin handbook (3rd ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia
  • Krogh, S.L., & Slentz, K.L., (2011). Early childhood education: Yesterday, today and tomorrow (2nd ed.). New York, USA: Routledge
  • Pound, L. (2011). How children learn: From Montessori to Vygotsky – educational theories and approaches made easy. Strawberry Hills, NSW: Essential Resources Educational Publishers
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