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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Available as student elective?||No|
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Online students: Fully online with weekly lectures, tasks, and readings
AT1: Online quiz AT2: Online journal (45%) AT3: Essay (55%)
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