Early Childhood Education and Care: Children''s Places

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Early Childhood Education and Care: Children''s Places

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Early Childhood Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EDUC1048 and EDUC1055

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course builds intermediate level principles and philosophical foundations of a contemporary approach to early childhood education that also underpins planning, pedagogical documentation and evaluation in line with the Early Years Learning Framework. It builds on the view of the child as competent participant in EC settings and communities, and whose voice needs to be taken into consideration and acted on in all decisions affecting them. Part of this approach is the emphasis on the diverse ways children construct knowledge with adults, peers, family, a diverse community and the broader society. This approach also includes addressing the diversity of young learners and enacting inclusive practice. The course provides intermediate level knowledge on play based pedagogies, alternative pedagogies and curriculum from historical, comparative and critical perspectives. It also understands ECEC as children's place and a place for ethical, professional and democratic practice. The course also introduces students to guiding young children's behavior, especially with an emphasis on principles of prevention and teaching negotiation to young children.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.