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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 3069

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
154500

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To assist students’ in developing an understanding of dominate discourses that exist within the field and to broaden their understanding of multiple perspectives about theory, research and practice in early childhood as alternative discourses.

Course content

Students will critically engage with multiple perspectives of children throughout history and explore
how historical as well as contemporary perspectives have informed and continue to inform how children are positioned within societies and in education settings. Students will also critically reflect upon how their own understandings of children, childhood and education inform their professional work with children. Students will engage with multiple theoretical perspectives and current research to understand contemporary issues in early childhood education and reconceptualised practice.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 1041 Children's Development: Conception to 3 Years

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online learning activities) 3 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MT GAMBIER, ONLINE
External (Online learning activities) 3 hours x 12 weeks
External (On-campus support) N/A x as required
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
External (Online learning activities) 3 hours x 12 weeks
External (On-campus support) N/A x as required
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 12 weeks

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
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
Group project 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
Group project 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MT GAMBIER, ONLINE
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
Group project 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
Group project 2700 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Essay 1800 words 40% N/A
Group project 2700 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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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