Dimensions of the Profession

Subject EDUC20043 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Lectures and tutorials totalling 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: You must have successfully completed the following subject/s prior to enrolling in this subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Corequisites: None
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.


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Subject Overview:

Critical debates surrounding responsibilities for children during the early childhood years provide the contexts to explore moral and ethical dimensions of professional practice. Case studies on topics such as separations and transitions, balancing work and family, quality assessment, children-at-risk and family poverty will provide meaningful contexts for dialogue and discussion. How the early childhood professional's work intersects with parental and societal values, attitudes and beliefs regarding responsibilities for children is analysed. Particular focus is given to laws, guidelines and policies that define and influence the early childhood profession such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Code of Ethics, State licensing regulations and legislation on child protection.

Objectives: Information not available

An assignment of 2000 words and a 2-hour written examination.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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