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This course provides the opportunity for critical analysis of current debates related to a range of curriculum areas including early literacies and numeracy, technology and media, and environmental learning. You are provided with knowledge, skills and strategies to develop and defend an informed pedagogical position and contribute to early childhood curricula and future policy directions for early childhood education.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
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Discuss in depth current debates about the differing approaches to early literacy and numeracy learning, including the concept of multiple literacies
Debate issues surrounding the impact of technology and media on young children’s learning
Critically analyse the place of ecological sustainability (principles and practice of environmental learning) in early childhood curricula
Critically examine the role of the early childhood teacher in enacting and evaluating early childhood curricula.
This course is 100% internally assessed
No textbooks are required for this course