Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
It is widely recognised in early years research that the first years of a child's life are vitally important to their overall growth and development. These early years have life long effects for children's well being. For children, families and early years educators these years are impacted through a range of complex issues such as family context, health, poverty, dis/ability, gender, culture, environmental sustainability, policy developments and the range of rituals and customs associated with child rearing. This course critically investigates and analyses these issues within a framework of children's rights and participation.
|Objectives||This course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. demonstrate an critical awareness and understanding of various contemporary issues in early childhood, including children's rights and participation;
2. develop, articulate and justify a professional/leadership position regarding early childhood and early years provision; and
3. demonstrate critical engagement with the theories, philosophies and approaches to early years provision.
|Content||The following list indicates indicative course content:
1. children's rights and participation;
2. family contexts;
3. child rearing rituals and customs;
4. environmental sustainability;
5. contemporary policy and provision in Australia, including leadership; and
6. international trends in policy and provision.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Integrated Learning
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 5 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 7 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for EDUC6006|