ECF2200 Relating with Families
|Short Description:||Relating with Families|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH
Enrolment is not permitted in ECF2200 if EDO2104 has been previously completed
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
Pre-service educators will examine the diverse, complex and changing nature of Australian families and communities and the role of early years services and learning contexts in current societies. The course provides pre-service educators with opportunities to develop critical pedagogies and critical approaches for working with families and communities within a context of the social, political and economic discourses in early years education and care. Theoretical approaches to the study of families are explored, along with issues for children related to the structural and cultural diversity of families in Australia. Interconnections between children, families and communities are examined along with implications for working sensitively and effectively with parents and caregivers. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of government and economic policies and directions on services for young children and their families. Through course work, reflexivity and research, pre-service educators will focus on developing and refining communication skills, leadership qualities and collaborative partnerships with families, colleagues and children.