Early childhood teachers are potentially leaders in the sector. Leadership requires social and political awareness, and confidence to access and critique current philosophical, political and educational trends. Early childhood teachers also have a professional responsibility to advocate for the development and well-being of young children and families, the advancement of the profession, and for government policies that support a system of equitable, quality early childhood education. To prepare for these responsibilities students will critically analyse national and international approaches to early childhood education, and explore conceptualisations of advocacy and activism in action.
1x1hr lecture/wk and 1x2hr tutorial/wk for 8 weeks
1x2000wd equivalent Presentation (30%), 1x2000wd Project (30%), 1x2000wd In-class open book exam (40%)
144 credit points including EDEC3010