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Pedagogical Leadership in the Early Years (EDN521)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Description Designed for professionals working in all areas of early childhood education and care (e.g. schools, childcare, family day care, playgroups, OSHC). Develop knowledge and skills to enable you to provide contemporary leadership in the early years of education and care. Explore policy contexts in Australia within a global context. An emphasis on quality early years pedagogies features in this unit. Engage in critical reading and evaluation of early years programs and the dynamics of early years environments in the twenty-first century.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Learners will critically evaluate international best practice models in the early years of education and care

2. Learners will apply their knowledge and understandings of quality standards in the Australian National Quality Framework to early years settings

3. Learners will design and implement a leadership project in an early childhood context relevant to their professional roles

4. Learners will compare and appraise a range of strategies to support inclusion, cultural and linguistic diversity and community engagement in early years contexts.
Timetabled Learning Activities 1 x 1 hour lecture (divided into a series of podcasts)
1 x 2 hour workshop
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures, workshops and online content will be the modes of delivery for this unit.
Assessment Assessment in this unit is designed to engage students in critical reflection on the role of The Arts in children's learning and development. In addition, students will be required to demonstrate a sound knowledge of ways The Arts enable educators to provide inclusive learning environments for CALD children.
Prerequisites Enrolment in an Education Graduate course.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Associate Professor Libby Lee-Hammond
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2627
e: L.Lee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.011 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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