Engaging with Place through Rethinking Childhoods and Development

Unit code: ECE2004 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time
Online Self-Paced
St Albans
N/A
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Overview

During this unit of study, preservice teachers are introduced to the ways to support and respond to children. Preservice teachers will recognise children's learning and childhoods (inclusive of a range of developmental, post-developmental and caring perspectives). Children's learning, development and caring pathways are integrated, complex, cumulative and subject to change over time. Teaching and learning pedagogies are underpinned by the concepts of critical place inquiry, image of the child and families as capable and reciprocal relationships. Pre-service teachers also undertake a period of teaching in an early childhood setting with children under six years of age (this is a half-day Project Partnerships placement – a hurdle requirement). Working with peers, pre-service teachers engage with families and community members to support children's play, development and learning.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply teaching and learning practices that foreground Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standpoints in early childhood teaching and learning contexts.
  2. Construct teaching and learning pedagogies that are underpinned by the concepts of critical place inquiry, image of the child and families as capable and reciprocal relationships.
  3. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of children's learning and childhoods, inclusive of a range of developmental, post-developmental and caring perspectives.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Poster
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Grade: 30%
Create a poster advocating a chosen topic connected to concepts of place and play.
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 30%
Investigate and present on a topic explored during placement
Assessment type: Journal
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Grade: 40%
Write reflective journal entries demonstrating understanding of key concepts.

Required reading

Links to required texts will be available via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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