Current Issues in Development

Subject 472-321 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Fifteen hours of intensive contact supported by structured materials for private study
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 472-221 Researching Play and Development
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Jan Deans
Subject Overview:

A study of some major current issue or issues in early childhood education and examination of current research documenting recent findings. An examination of the theoretical frameworks underpinning current research and its findings. Students will negotiate a study program of classes, reading, investigative work and/or attendance at professional development programs to develop their knowledge and understanding of the area. Students may work individually or in groups.

Assessment: Written tasks equivalent to 4000 words.Resources provided to distance students: Students will be provided with a course handbook, subject guide, study guide and a book of readings.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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