Leading & Managing EC Programs

Subject EDUC90556 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 8 day intensive; 18/2/09 - 27/02/09; 18 hours - 6 x 3hr workshops
Total Time Commitment: 60 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: As per handbook outline dependant upon enrollment in either accelerated or reduced mode of study
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Mr Robert Brown, Ms Janice Deans


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview:

Teacher candidates engage with research-based studies of early childhood professionals in local programs and contexts. Using specific analytic frames, the candidates both review and devise studies of selected governance and program dimensions of the ECEC profession. This professional learning is designed to shape practices and provide evidence-based pedagogical models for working within a community of practice. Researching, analysing and taking a professional stance to Early Childhood program improvement is part of the learning of this subject. Key points are distilled for professional behaviour and leadership.


On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Be able to adopt professional behaviours that support an evidence-based approach to leading and managing early childhood programs;
  • Engage in debate on current polices and practices affecting ECEC professionals.
  • Have an explicit professional framework for analysing, reflecting on, practising and innovating within the early childhood field
Assessment: Presentation and report (equivalent to 2000 words) due end of semester (100%)
Prescribed Texts: City, E.A., Elmore, R.F., Fiarman, S.E. & Teitel, L. Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning, Harvard Education Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, (2009)
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:

* Explore, contrast and critique Australian and International research related to early childhood policy and guidelines for quality teaching and learning.

* Develop in-depth knowledge about the leadership and administrative skills and the accountability requirements to work in a range of positions within a multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse early childhood field.
Notes: Replacing subject 460-530 in course structure
Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

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