Legal, ethical and quality frameworks inform, guide, constrain and lexpand professional work in early childhood education.  This unit will introduce students to the National Quality Framework and its laws, regulations and curriculum documents, and to other rights-based and ethical charters utilised by the early childhood education sector to guide decision making in practice.  
These frameworks are the building blocks of early childhood education practice. This unit will support students to develop a basic conceptual knowledge of these documents which will enable students to begin informed and reflective educative practices as they move through their course. 
Teaching and learning strategies will include group discussion, personal reflection, video analysis, games and playing with ideas.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Find necessary information to support decision making in the law, regulations, rights and ethics frameworks, and child safe standards used within the early childhood sector.  
  2. Develop a conceptual understanding of the curriculum frameworks used in early childhood education: the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.  
  3. Use the curriculum learning outcomes to analyse play events and to inform planning for learning.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Poster Communicate your 5 personal golden rules for safety and wellbeing; 30%
Exercise Use the curriculum frameworks to analyse a video of a play event; 40%
Test Multiple choice quiz: Using frameworks to find answers to dilemmas. 30%

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