|Short Description:||Leadership & Professional Prac|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||19 September 2021|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEED or BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH
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.
This course will introduce beginning early childhood educators to the theory and practices associated with effective professional practice, leadership and management. It will incorporate practical skills for early childhood educators working with staff and the community, responding to policy change and maintaining procedures which reflect current legal and ethical requirements. Pre-service educators will engage with research as a source of professional learning and collaborate as a collegial team to develop their understandings of issues relating to current trends that will impact their future roles as practitioners in early childhood contexts. Pre-service educators will develop strategies for community advocacy regarding early childhood issues, and seek effective ways in which they may lead important conversations.