Courses & Units

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Childhood ESH105



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


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.


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

Dr Helen Yost

Teaching staff

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


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


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 2019.

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

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Teaching Pattern

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


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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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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