|Short Description:||Cntmpry Aprchs Inf/Tod Cur&Ped|
|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 BEED or BECH
Enrolment is not permitted in ECF3100 if EDE2101 has been previously completed
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.
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.