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Contemporary Approaches to Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice - ECHX832

The recognition of the importance of children's first three years of life has led to an increasing awareness of the specialist nature of infant-toddler educational and care services. This unit covers contemporary perspectives that can inform educational programs that aim to support infant-toddler development and learning. Students will build on prior knowledge about children's learning and development to critically reflect on research-based literature and examine its relevance to infant-toddler early childhood education programs. Students will design and implement an inquiry-based project to deepen their understanding of the applicability of this knowledge to infants and toddlers, their families and educators.

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When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Sheila Degotardi

(ECEX603 or ECHX603) and (ECEX824 or ECHX824Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECED832, ECEX832, ECED732
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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