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Pedagogical Approaches to Early Childhood Curriculum - ECHX831

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.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Sandra Cheeseman

ECHX822 or ECEX822 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECED831, ECEX831, ECED731
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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