Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
|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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Teacher candidates engage with research-based multi-media case studies of the diverse roles and contexts of the early childhood professional using critical discourse analysis. The case studies focus on the effects of the systemic dimensions of the profession (e.g. regulations, governance, code of ethics, rights of the child, sources of funding, marketing and policy development) for professional discourses, practices and possibilities. International selection of the case studies highlight different approaches to the governance of early childhood services, expose students to contemporary policy debates, and support them as global citizens to evaluate how best to take an ethical and socially just professional stance on those debated within their own local context. The principles of critical discourse analysis are applied to extend on and deepen key dimensions of being critically reflective professionals.
To gain skills in working within a community of practice and researching, analysing and taking a stance within professional debates, students work in small case teams to develop a research-based advocacy case study that examines a contemporary debate (e.g. the effects of increasing corporatism, regulation and professionalism on teacher autonomy) and how it is shaping professional discourses, possibilities, constraints and dilemmas.
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
|Assessment:||There are 2 assessment tasks: |
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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 have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to: |
|Notes:||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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