Inquiry in Early Childhood Philosophy and Practices
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011
This course enables participants to analyse current practices within changing socio-cultural, philosophical, political and educational contexts. Participants will identify and position themselves in current approaches and debates regarding pedagogy, curriculum, growing children and professional issues through the application of a number of theoretical lenses. Participants will develop a critical framework to research policy, growing children and their learning, curriculum and pedagogy.
Key to the course is the development of a critically reflective orientation that aims to position participants as 'teacher researchers' in the field of early childhood education.
|Objectives||This course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. understand and critically evaluate early childhood contexts and practices from different theoretical perspectives;
2. develop a critical framework for researching an issue of choice;
3. understand their practices as under continuous inquiry/research; and
4. develop competencies to sustain reflective practice through research.
|Content||The following list indicates indicative course content:
- Particular global and local contexts and discourses that shape the broad field of early childhood education and practices.
- Theories to analyse issues in early childhood education.
- Develop skills for critical examination, analysis and reflection to challenge and extend participants' own thinking and practices.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group
|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 EDUC6264|