Courses & Units

Early Childhood Theories of Teaching and Learning ESH140

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit can be taken as an elective in Education courses. It is not available as an elective in some other courses. Please check with your Faculty prior to enrolling in this unit.


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.


Unit name Early Childhood Theories of Teaching and Learning
Unit code ESH140
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Teaching staff

Dr Helen Yost

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


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Teaching Pattern

Online Lecture supported by weekly readings, and online activities and discussions


Written assignment 1 (45%) Written assignment 2 (55%)

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