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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


Students completing this course will understand the nature of values and their link with early childhood education; demonstrate an awareness of the complexity, commitments and the ethical dilemmas inherent in the work of an early childhood professional and to articulate and defend a position on a chosen topic or issue using their understanding of the ethical dimensions related to this matter; critique the current debates in early childhood education concerned with ethics. The historical impacts associated with how social, economic, political and cultural contexts and theoretical frameworks have influenced early childhood institutions in the past, and how these, in turn, have influenced the range, type and philosophy of services offered to young children and their families today will underpin the course structure. Furthermore, strategies and processes for effective professional relationships in early childhood settings are examined with particular emphasis on managing roles and relationships 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, 2011 Online