|1.||Implement Aboriginal standpoints in framing play-based teaching practices in early childhood contexts.|
|2.||Critique major theorists and articulate theories regarding children and childhoods aged birth to 8 years.|
|3.||Analyse and debate current research and contemporary issues, including transition to school, in relation to children birth-8 years (including transition to school).|
|4.||Plan and design curriculum responsive to children aged birth -8 and families, using pedagogical documentation.|
|5.||Formulate and apply teaching practices grounded in reciprocal relationships with children, families, and communities.|
|Essay||An essay debating the view of the child as capable and its role in understanding childhood and its relationship to teaching and learning||30%|
|Exercise||An on-line exercise analysing the current debates about child development, readiness, and transition.||20%|
|Project||Completion of pedagogical documentation and generation of a Planning Cycle informed by EYLF/VEYLDF in response to the documentation.||50%|
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