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ECF3100 Contemporary Approaches to Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Pedagogy

Short Description: Cntmpry Aprchs Inf/Tod Cur&Ped
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 22 February 2019

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH
Co-requisite: EDE3009
Enrolment is not permitted in ECF3100 if EDE2101 has been previously completed

Other requisites

It is highly recommended that Students complete ECF3100 in the same semester as EDE3009 Leadership and Professional Practices.

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.

Synopsis

Pre-service educators will interrogate issues in facilitating the unique nature of infants' and toddlers' care, learning and development (birth to 3 years) in early childhood contexts. Infants and toddlers are considered within the multiple contexts that inform their learning and development. The importance of understanding and valuing the complexities of supporting and maintaining rich relationships with children and their families, through a curriculum of care, attachment and play, underpins this course. Curriculum approaches, relationship-based teaching and learning, and environmental contexts that are recommended for infants and toddlers are examined. Pre-service educators will deepen their understanding of the applicability of research-based literature and its relevance to infants and toddlers, their families, and contexts.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2019 Online
Semester 2, 2019 Online