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EDU8000 Early Childhood Principles and Practices

Short Description: Early Child Principles & Prac
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 March 2019

Other requisites

Before commencing this course students will be assumed to have read the full details of Professional Experience particulars and familiarised themselves with the requirements. Please see the Education Placement Professional Experience website https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience and the Professional Experience Book for full details.

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking Professional Experience practica/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid Blue Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html OR Exemption Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/faqs/exemption-card-faqs.html
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland you must ensure that all relevant checks are completed and evidence of this is provided to the Professional Experience Team http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience

Synopsis

Through inquiry learning, participants study the anthology of play and learning experiences that facilitate children's voice and participation in contemporary early childhood communities. This introductory course is designed to engage participants to direct their own learning of play and development, learning, and pedagogy for young children from birth to eight years of age, informed by scholarly research and relevant conversations from the field. This course will also focus attention on professional self-renewal. A 15 day professional experience placement is attached to this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 External