Practice in Partnership 2

    Unit code: ECE2002 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Nicholson
    Online Real Time
    Online Self-Paced
    St Albans
    ECE2004 - Engaging with Place through Rethinking Childhoods and Development
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    In this unit, pre-service teachers will develop their teaching practice in early childhood education by viewing children as
    capable and learning in relationship. Pre-service teachers will critically engage with major theorists and theories in relation
    to children aged 3 to 5 years and childhoods grounded in meaning making, complexity, multiplicity, and context. As part of
    this work, pre-service teachers will analyse related research and contemporary issues. Pre-service teachers will also learn
    how to utilise pedagogical documentation to inform curriculum creation. This unit includes a 10-day placement with childrenaged 3-5 years.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Critically engage with major theorists and articulate theories regarding children and childhoods aged 3 to 5 years.
    2. Analyse current research and contemporary issues in relation to children 3-5 year olds.
    3. Apply pedagogical documentation as a means to generate curriculum.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 30%
    Analyse child development theories and contemporary issues in relation to children aged 3-5.
    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 30%
    Devise a set of questions using the pedagogy of listening
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 40%
    Utilise pedagogical documentation as a means to generate a curriculum through the pedagogy of listening.

    Required reading

    Links to required texts will be available via VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

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