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Pedagogical Approaches to Early Childhood Curriculum - ECED831

Contemporary approaches to curriculum in early childhood education emphasise the importance of the teacher as a curriculum decision maker. This demands that early childhood teachers are conscious of their everyday practice, informed about curriculum content and knowledgeable about the ways that children learn. This unit examines the philosophical and theoretical foundations of contemporary approaches to curriculum and pedagogy beyond technicist approaches to teaching and learning. Students will engage in critical inquiry of intentional teaching and understandings of early childhood pedagogy and curriculum at an advanced level. They will participate in research-based projects to further examine pedagogies in practice.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Voluntary)

Staff Contact(s): Ms Sandra Cheeseman

ECED822 or (admission to MEChild or MEd or PGDipEdS or MIndigenousEd or MSpecEd or PGCertSpEd) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECED731
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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