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EDU8011 Professional Culture, Dynamics and Change in Early Childhood Education

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education
Version produced : 30 December 2013

Synopsis

In this course you will develop a deeper and broader understanding of the culture and dynamics of professionalism in early childhood education in contemporary times. This will involve:
- building a critical awareness of the complexity, commitments and the ethical dilemmas inherent in the work of an early childhood professional;
- critical reflection of early childhood practice;
- exploration of professionalism in early childhood education through work force capacity building, leadership and change management in early childhood education for both individuals and organizations.
Strategies and processes for effective professional relationships in early childhood settings are examined with particular emphasis on managing roles and relationship in complex teams; supporting families and guiding young children.
Leadership skills, professionalism and teacher researcher and critical reflection are highlighted.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2012 Online