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 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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Mrs Helen Yost|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Discuss EC curriculum documents in relation to theory and your personal beliefs about learners
- select and apply curriculum in professional practice.
- devise and plan learning experiences for young children.
- locate, organise and present information in an appropriate style, including the use of APA referencing and academic writing conventions.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Test or quiz|Plan (60%)|Position paper (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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