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Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy - ECED600

This unit introduces students to the philosophical and pedagogical approaches to the field of early childhood education. Students explore the multifaceted role of an early childhood teacher through consideration of major approaches to early childhood education and participation in eight half-day field visits to an early childhood setting catering for children from birth to five years. The unit provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of i) current philosophical and theoretical approaches to early childhood education; ii) the centrality of play, social interaction and relationships as a basis for early childhood curriculum; and iii) their own identity as early childhood educators. Overall, it aims to provide students with a crucial framework for developing professional teaching practice and for their future studies in early childhood.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Department of Educational Studies staff

Admission to MTeach(Birth to Five Years) or GradCertEChild Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECED817, ECHX600
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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