Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Education (Early Childhood)

Candidates must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
(i) 144 credit pints of core units; and
(ii) a 48 credit point major in Education Studies.

Core units

(i) 36 credit points of 1000-level core units;
(ii) 36 credit points of 2000-level units;
(iii) 36 credit points of 3000-level units; and
(iv) 36 credit points of 4000-level units.

1000 level core units

EDEC1005 Introduction to EC Education

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1200wd reflections (20%), 1x1300wd scenario analyses (40%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides students with a critical introduction to early childhood education as a discipline and as a profession in contemporary Australia. Students will explore the historical and socio-political influences that have shaped the development and provision of early childhood education in Australia, and critically examine theoretical, ethical and social justice underpinnings of early childhood policy and practice. In addition to developing a foundational understanding of their role as a teacher of children aged birth to five years, students will explore how this role extends beyond the classroom, requiring the development of authentic, supportive partnerships with families and collaborations with community networks. Students will become familiar with legal and ethical accountabilities, and critically consider their own development as a professional early childhood teacher. Students' successful transition to university will also be supported through a focus on images of children and childhoods and associated academic literacy tasks.
EDEC1006 Learning through Play in Early Childhood

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week over 12 weeks Prohibitions: EDEC1004 Assessment: Resource Analysis 2000wd (40%); Analytical Report 1200wd (30%); In-class written task 1300wd (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the nature, context and role of play in the lives of children from birth to five years is essential for early childhood teachers. This unit enables students to develop knowledge of children's play, and skills in observing, guiding and supporting young children as they develop and learn through play. Students will recognise every child's right to play and become advocates for the value of play in early childhood. They will be introduced to a range of traditional and contemporary theories of play and play-based pedagogy and will apply these to examples of early childhood practice. Students will develop awareness of the relevance of social, cultural and physical contexts for children's play and begin to explore their role as early childhood teachers in supporting children's play.
EDGU1006 Texts and Expectations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd assignment (30%), 1 x creative assignment (30%), 1x2000wd assignment (40%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit supports first-year undergraduate students in developing their academic reading and writing, and in engaging effectively with their assessment tasks. The unit has three main objectives. Firstly, it assists students in understanding what is expected of them in reading and writing at university. Secondly, it develops students awareness of different kinds of academic texts and the features of these texts. Thirdly, it provides students with strategies to read and write academic texts more effectively. The unit encourages students to take an active and independent role in finding about more about academic reading and writing, particularly within their own area of study. The unit provides a solid foundation that first-year students can use to further develop their academic reading and writing throughout their studies.
EDEC1007 Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week,1x2hr tutorial/week over 12 weeks Prerequisites: EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDGU1006 Assessment: reflection 1500wd (30%), group presentation 1500wd equivalent (30%), open book test 1500wd (40%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the promotion of infants', toddlers' and preschoolers' health and wellbeing in early childhood education settings. Legislative requirements, multiple theoretical perspectives, current research, and the positioning of early childhood teachers as autonomous and ethical professionals will be used to critically consider issues such as immunisation, childhood obesity, the provision of 'safe' early learning environments, nutrition, child protection and infection control. Consideration will be given to supporting children's health and wellbeing in ways that promote the rights, needs and best interests of young children and their families. Upholding duty of care in the context of 'risk society' and families' diverse values, beliefs and cultural practices will also be critically explored.
EDEC1008 History and Philosophy of ECE

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks Prerequisites: EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDGU1006 Assessment: essay 2000wd (40%), oral presentation 1000wd (30%), in-class task 1500wd (40%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit provides a foundational overview of the theoretical perspectives that have contributed to the history and philosophy of early childhood education. It examines philosophies, theories and theorists over time that have helped shape views about children and children's learning, curriculum development and the role of the teacher. The unit will enable students to recognise the importance of philosophy in early childhood education as they read research and engage with philosophical ideas. Students will also begin to develop a broad knowledge of curriculum approaches, including Froebel, Montessori, Steiner and Reggio Emilia that are implemented across Australia in contemporary early childhood settings.
EDEC1009 Creative Arts in Early Childhood 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 36 hours total: 6x1hr lectures, 6x2hr tutorials, 6x3hr seminars Prerequisites: 18 credit points including EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 Prohibitions: EDEC2009 Assessment: 1x1400wd equivalent presentation storytelling and drama (30%), 1x600wd equivalent presentation music (15%), 1x1500wd learning journal (35%), 1x1000wd equivalent visual arts resource planning and presentation (20%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is the first of two units which will develop students' understanding of the role of the Creative Arts in young children's lives. Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of Visual Arts, Drama, Music and Dance. They will begin to develop their understanding of the early childhood teacher's role in engaging in creative arts play experiences that support children's meaning making and are responsive to their diverse identities, needs and interests. They will engage in learning experiences to build their teaching skills in using singing, art-making, drama, puppetry and story-telling with young children.

2000 level core units

EDEC2005 Ethics and Social Justice in ECE

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks Prerequisites: 42 credit points including EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDUF1018 Prohibitions: EDEC3001 Assessment: 1x1750wd reflective journal (40%), 1x1000wd picture-book analysis (20%), 1x1750wd report (40%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Early childhood education (ECE) has long been heralded as an entry point for social justice goals such as equality, inclusion, innovation, sustainability, citizenship,democracy and socio-political cohesion. For ECE to support any of these goals it must also be valued as an ethical and political (as opposed to simply a technical) praxis. Using critical pedagogy theory this unit invites students as pre-service teachers to recognise, value and engage with social justice education, particularly in the early years where young children learn to either internalise and/or naturalise the status quo, or conversely, learn to think critically and/or to challenge dominant discourses and inequitable relations of power. The unit provides students with conceptual and practical tools to work with young children, their families and colleagues to foster socially just, inclusive and ethically engaged early childhood environments.
EDEC2006 Language and Communication in EC

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week and 1x2hr seminar/week for 12 weeks Prerequisites: 42 credit points including EDUF1019 and EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 Prohibitions: EDEC2004 Assessment: 1x2000wd analytical essay (40%), 1x1800wd portfolio (40%), 1x700wd curriculum planning from portfolio (20%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The ability to communicate effectively in a range of different contexts and for different purposes is central to children's life chances. This unit of study enables students to begin to develop understandings, knowledge and skills about the language development of young children. It will provide key ideas about how young children begin to make meaning from the moment they are born as they learn to talk, listen and interact with those around them. Through lectures, readings, and other activities, the theoretical ideas and practical knowledge required to guide young children's learning of language and emergent literacy practices are examined. Students will learn how to listen carefully to young children's language and analyse their development intelligently. Making a difference for those children who experience additional language and literacy needs will also be introduced and the role of the teacher in addressing children's atypical language development will be considered. The unit also emphasises the centrality of providing rich language arts experiences including quality literary texts in early childhood settings. The intersections between play and language development are carefully explored. Pre-service early childhood teachers are encouraged to further develop their own interest in language and literature, and to reflect on how they can partner with parents and caregivers to help children learn through and about language.
EDEC2007 Science and Technology in the Early Years

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/wk and 1x2hr workshop/wk for 12 weeks Prerequisites: 42 credit points including EDUF1019 and EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 Prohibitions: EDEC3005 Assessment: Presentation 1000wd (25%); Portfolio 2000wd (50%); Essay 1500wd (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Infants, toddlers and young children are naturally curious about the world around them; questioning, making assumptions and conducting experiments through to determine how things work. A major aim of the unit will be to develop in students the skills and confidence to plan, implement and evaluate children's science learning experiences in play-based contexts. This unit will assist students to help infants, toddlers and young children gain a foundational understanding of scientific concepts and technology as part of their everyday world. Understanding the importance of care and sustainability of the environment should begin at an early age. Students will consider strategies to foster environmental awareness in young children to promote lifelong care attitudes. Students will be encouraged to examine their own scientific experiences, conceptions, and knowlege as means to better understand the emerging scientific conceptions of young children.
EDEC2008 Professional Communication

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr workshop/week over 12 weeks Prerequisites: 72 credit points including EDEC2006 Corequisites: EDEC2010 Assessment: tutorial participation (10%), skills assessment 1000wd (30%), group presentation 1500wd equivalent (30%), report 2000wd (30%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Quality early childhood education requires teachers to develop strong relationships with children, families, colleagues, and professional and community stakeholders. Integral to the building and maintaining of such relationships is effective interpersonal and workplace communication. Communicating with others, and with a diversity of individuals and groups within and external to the early childhood setting, requires proficiency in skills that include active listening, showing empathy, interviewing, managing conflict, managing change, and working in teams. The unit's focus on developing these skills within a theorising of professional, workplace and inter-personal communication will support students' capacity to practice as intentional and effective communicators in complex and dynamic teaching environments.
EDEC2010 EC Professional Experience 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 11 weeks; 1 day lead-up visit, 20 day professional experience Prerequisites: 72 credit points Corequisites: EDEC2008 Assessment: 1x500wd teacher resource (10%), 1x1000wd planning cycle (25%), 1x500wd pre-placement ePortfolio preparation (5%), 1 x professional experience ePortfolio, attendance and assessment of placement (pass/fail hurdle task) (60%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: 20-day block placement plus one-day lead-up visit in an early childhood setting catering to children 3-5 years of age. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
First of four professional experience units in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) providing opportunities for students to gain teaching experience in early childhood education settings. This unit focuses on the education and care of children aged 3-5 years and includes a 20-day placement. Students will observe and engage in daily practices and routines with the support of a supervising teacher and mentor, including interacting with, documenting observations of, and planning and implementing learning experiences for young children. Students gain understandings of the world of early childhood education which form the foundation for subsequent professional experiences.

3000 level core units

EDEC3003 Mathematics in Early Childhood

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 90 credit points including EDEC2002 OR EDEC2010 Assessment: Observation and Planning Report 1750wd (40%); Online Reflection and Discussion 1000wd (20%); Design of Play Space 1750wd (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study supports students' developing knowledge, skills and understanding of the cognitive development of infants, toddlers and young children and in particular the way understandings about number, patterns, measurement, spatial awareness and other mathematical concepts are supported in the early childhood context.
EDEC3007 Infant-Toddler Learning and Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks Prerequisites: 84 credit points including EDEC2010 and EDEC2008 Corequisites: EDEC3008 Assessment: 3x500wd reflective response to readings and lectures (30%), 1x2000wd article for parent newsletter and annotated bibliography (40%), 1x1hr quiz (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The first three years of life are a period of rapid growth and development that lay the foundation for future learning and wellbeing. The aim of this unit is to provide students with a thorough and critical working knowledge of current research, theory and issues in infant and toddler learning and development. The domains of cognitive, social, emotional, language, motor and physical development are explored. Infants and toddlers are viewed as capable and resourceful, predisposed to form relationships and ready to learn from birth.
EDEC3008 EC Professional Experience 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks Prerequisites: 84 credit points including EDEC2010 and EDEC2008 Corequisites: EDEC3007 Assessment: 1x1000wd teacher resource and notes (25%), 1x500wd pre-placement ePortfolio preparation (5%), 1 x professional experience ePortfolio, attendance and asessment of placement (pass/fail hurdle task) (70%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: 20 day placement plus 1 day lead up visit in a setting for 0-2 year olds Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Second of four professional experience units in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). This unit focuses on the education and care of infants and toddlers and includes a 20-day placement. Students will observe and engage in daily practices and routines with the support of a supervising teacher and mentor including interacting with, documenting observations of, and planning and implementing learning and caregiving experiences for infants and toddlers. Students will take increasing responsibility for planning and implementing the curriculum, working as a member of the teaching team, and incorporating knowledge from other units of study including child development and curriculum.
EDEC3009 Creative Arts in Early Childhood 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar or workshop/week for 12 weeks Prerequisites: 96 credit points, including (EDEC2001 or EDEC2009) and EDEC2010 Assessment: 1x1700wd arts education research and information handout (35%), 1x1800wd equivalent creative performance and reflection (40%), 1x1000wd arts curriculum documentation (25%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Children are innately creative and artistic in their play; therefore creative arts are central to early childhood education. This unit aims to extend and deepen students' knowledge of early childhood arts education and their confidence and skills as arts educators, with a particular focus on exploring young children's creativity across the Arts and on developing their own creativity as early childhood arts teachers. It builds on foundational knowledge gained in EDEC2009.
EDEC3010 Leading and Managing Quality EC Services

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 12x1hr lecture/wk, 12x2hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: 108 credit points Corequisites: EDEC3011 Assessment: Tutorial Participation (10%); Group Presentation 1000wd equivalent (15%); Open Book Test 1500wd (35%); Essay 2000wd (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Critical to a service's provision of quality early childhood education is effective management and strong leadership of the service and its pedagogy. To develop as effective leaders and managers, students will explore the differences between these roles, and theoretical approaches to leadership in the context of early childhood education. Students will be challenged and supported to critically reflect on what it means to provide quality early childhood education, and encouraged to develop a vision and philosophy that will drive their practice as a leader, manager, and teacher. In light of this vision and philosophy, and in the context of mixed-market provisioning, students will critically consider their legal and professional accountabilities as employees and employers, with particular attention paid to the National Quality Framework.
EDEC3011 EC Professional Experience 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 11 weeks Prerequisites: 108 credit points including EDEC3008 Corequisites: EDEC3010 Assessment: 1x1000wd pre-placement ePortfolio preparation (25%), 1 x professional experience eportfolio, viva voce, attendance, and assessment (pass/fail hurdle task) (75%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: 20-day block placement plus one-day lead-up visit in an early childhood setting catering to children 3-5 years of age. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Third of four professional experience units in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) providing opportunities for students to gain teaching experience in early childhood education settings. During this placement, students take greater responsibility for curriculum planning and implementation, deepen their critical thinking as reflective practitioners, and continue to refine their teaching philosophy. Students undertake a pedagogical documentation and explore how best to support children as they prepare for transition to school. To build students' understanding of management and leadership roles and responsibilities, students spend one day shadowing the centre director.

4000 level core units

EDEC4007 Partnering with Families on the Margins

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week for 8 weeks, 20hrs field work Prerequisites: EDEC3011 Assessment: 1x 4500 wd equiv. Professional Development Project Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on earlier program content on family partnerships by focusing specifically on partnering with marginalised families. That children from these families stand to benefit most from attending quality early childhood education services, yet are least likely to attend such services, will be critically explored. Using social justice principles this unit aims to develop students' knowledge, skills and disposition to engage and work effectively with marginalised families, as leaders of socially just, inclusive early childhood education and in interdisciplinary ways. Completion of a 20-hour service learning placement is a requirement for the successful completion of this unit.
EDEC4008 STEM in Early Childhood

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr workshop/week Prerequisites: EDUF1019 and EDEC3007 and EDEC3003 and (EDEC2007 or EDEC3005) Assessment: 1 x 2000wd report (45%) 1 x 2500wd peer teaching (55%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Dispositions towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) begin to form early in a child's development. Students will explore the relationships between ways of thinking and doing in these areas of learning, and effective approaches for implementing STEM education in early childhood settings. The unit will be structured around several integrated themes and underpinned by a play- based problem solving pedagogy. A major aim of the unit will be to develop in students the skills and confidence to be leaders in STEM education in early childhood education settings.
EDEC4009 Language and Literacies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks Prerequisites: 132 credit points including EDUF1019 and (EDEC1006 or EDEC1004) and (EDEC2006 or EDEC2004) and (EDEC2009 or EDEC2001) and EDEC2010 and EDEC3007 and EDEC3008 and EDEC3011 Assessment: 1x1500wd literature review essay (30%), 1x2000wd literacy and literature journal (40%), 1x1000wd digital story resource (30%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses on literacy and social justice: the importance of supporting all young children's developing understanding of and access to a range of literacies in the early years. Students will explore the use of visual literacies, community literacies and digital literacies to understand how they can extend young children's communication, language and literacy development, and creative thinking. The impact of popular culture, critical literacy and digital technologies and the use of these as learning tools will be a key focus. Partnering with families to help children learn through and about language and literacies will also be an important theme.
EDEC4010 Early Childhood Policy and Advocacy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/wk and 1x2hr tutorial/wk for 8 weeks Prerequisites: 144 credit points including EDEC3010 Assessment: 1x2000wd equivalent Presentation (30%), 1x2000wd Project (30%), 1x2000wd In-class open book exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.

Education Studies major

A major in Education Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units;
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units;
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units;
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units;
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level capstone units; and
(vi) 6 credit points of Interdisciplinary Project units.

1000 level units of study

EDUF1020 Rethinking Education

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 36 hours total: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: EDUF1018 Assessment: 4x400wd assessment 1 - critical reflections (30%), 5x400wd assessment 2 - critical reflections (40%), 1x900wd group presentation including submission (30%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Provides an introduction to key concepts in education, including pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment. These concepts are discussed within the context of four interrelated themes: (1) New times and practices for teaching and learning; (2) Knowledge, culture and curriculum; (3) Teaching as a process and way of life; (4) Teachers as learners and researchers. As the first unit in the Education Studies major, the unit introduces ways of thinking about education, teachers, young people and communities. It draws from a range of disciplines, including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal histories and philosophies of education, sociology of education, cultural studies, psychology and human development.
EDUF1021 Sociological Perspectives in Education

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: EDUF1020 Prohibitions: EDUF2007 Assessment: 1x15min presentation (30%), 3x550wd assignment (40%), 1x1.5hr final exam (30%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit critically examines the social, political, and economic contexts of education. Using a sociological lens it explores key issues concerning difference and inequality in education-including 'race', social class, religion, gender, sexuality, cultural diversity, and indigeneity. It provides a critical analysis of the teaching profession and how issues of power, privilege, social justice and globalization impact education and educational policy. At the end of the unit students should have the capacity to discuss the impact of a range of educational practices and policies on students, schools, families, and communities.

2000 level units of study

EDUF2xxx Aboriginal Education in Context (available from 2023)
EDUF2xxx Special and Inclusive Education (available from 2023)

3000 level units of study

Core

EDUF3xxx Psychological Perspectives in Education (available from 2024)

Capstone

EDUF3xxx Education Capstone (available from 2024)

Selectives

Students in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) should enrol in EDUF3136 Research with Young Children as their 3000 level Education Studies major selective unit.
EDUF3136 Research with Young Children

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/wk, 1x2hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: 48 credit points Assessment: 3000wd online postings (40%), 1x 2000wd essay (30%), 1x1000wd presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Contemporary educational paradigms and pedagogies advocate theories of learning that conceptualise education as a process of participatory research, where children are active agents and teachers are facilitators and co-constructers of meaning. As such, it is critical that teachers are well versed in child-focused research. This unit investigates the ways teachers can engage in and critique ethical and political research with children birth - eight years. Underpinned by social justice principles of participation, inclusion and equality, this unit aims to provide students with knowledge about a) critical research theories; b) participatory methods, instruments and processes for researching with young children; c) ethical considerations in conducting research with diverse and/or marginalised children; d) research as a mechanism for social justice and social change in early childhood education, that is, the role of teachers as researchers in informing public policy, advocacy and activism; and e) research as an evaluative toolkit for reflection, accountability, and sustainable early childhood teaching.
EDUF3xxx Dynamics of Child Development and Educational Neuroscience (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Motivation, Engagement and Learning (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Curriculum and Assessment (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Aboriginal Community-led Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Mentoring in Educational Contexts (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Advanced Educational Foundations (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Transforming Education: Pedagogy, Leadership and Change (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Creative Ecologies - Pedagogies and Praxis (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Empowering All Learners Through Inclusive Practices (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx De/colonising Indigenous Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Global Perspectives on Education and Equity (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx International Perspectives on Education Systems (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx International Experience (available from 2024)

Interdisciplinary project

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
FASS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr lecture/performance event week for 5 weeks 2hr workshop per week for 10 weeks 2hr online learning modules for 5 weeks Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Assessment: 1x1000wd disciplinary mapping exercise (20%), 1x1500wd / 10 min team presentation (30%), 1x2000wd critical reflection (35%), participation and engagement (15%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
EDUF3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

This unit of study is not available in 2022

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive December
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
EDUF3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 72 credit points Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a realworld problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.