The Early Childhood Profession
Subject EDUC90700 (2013)
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 |
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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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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject introduces teacher candidates to the range of work done by Early Childhood Professionals, the settings in which they work, and the legislative and policy frameworks governing the profession. It also investigates the leadership role of Early Childhood Professionals in the context of the diversity of children, families and social contexts with which they work. Topics will include: the National Reform Agenda; Curriculum frameworks (the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), the Victorian Essential
Learning Standards (VELS); the Australian Curriculum); United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; professional codes of ethics; roles and responsibilities of the teachers in each of the three sectors, childcare, pre-school and early years of schooling; organisational culture in each of the settings; key stakeholders in the Early Childhood field; developing relationships with stakeholders; Early Childhood education as a shared venture, depending on respectful engagement and communication with colleagues, children and families within culturally and linguistically diverse communities, teamwork and team-building; report writing responsibilities within and across early years services; available universal and targeted services and referral to them; advocacy.
On completion of this subject, students will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) |
Master of Teaching (Early Years)
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