Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission to the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Master of Teaching (Early Years)
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMs Madeleine Saffigna
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:
This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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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