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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 4193

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105279

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To consolidate and extend students’ body of knowledge in early childhood education theory, and develop understanding of the professional educator’s role as a leader and advocate.

Course content

Students will describe and reflect on their beliefs about early childhood, their values and their roles as early childhood educators. Students will prepare for successful transition into the professional workforce on graduation by preparing a professional package. Students will also engage in early childhood leadership and advocacy theory and will negotiate, implement and evaluate a site/agency/service-based project. Using the course readings and other materials and their practical project experience students will critically reflect on course topics including professional approaches and decision-making in early childhood settings, communicating a vision, leadership styles and team work, mentorship, ethical responsibilities of early childhood leaders including partnerships with families and communities, leading change, building and maintaining professional networks, managing stress and conflict, and meeting administrative requirements.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 3061 Professional Experience 3: Informed Planning

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
Practicum 15 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online learning activities 3 hours x 12 weeks
Practicum 15 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Portfolio 2250 words 50% N/A
Report 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Portfolio 2250 words 50% N/A
Report 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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