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Babies and Toddlers: Effective Pedagogies (EDN537)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit provides students with a socio-cultural perspective of children's growth and learning across the developmental domains. A range of key concepts and contemporary issues pertaining to early childhood pedagogy, principles and practices that support and enrich children's growth and learning birth - 3 years are investigated.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Understand the role of early childhood educators as responsive to diverse experiences of childhood;
2. Identify some of the critical milestones in young children's development across a range of domains;
3. Design an ECEC program that supports the growth and learning of babies and toddlers; and
4. Recognise diverse tools for observing, monitoring and/or assessing that are appropriate to early childhood education and care.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences Murdoch is committed to the average student spending approximately 10 hours per week per unit; hence your commitment to this unit should include an appropriate amount of private study and reading. The use of the online mode of this unit encourages all students to share their learning via discussion. Audio visual and online videos will be incorporated according to their relevance to the topics each week.
Other Learning Experiences To complete Assignment 1 students will need to locate an early childhood Long Day-care Centre to undertake case studies of two children (aged birth to three years). Details are provided in the Unit Information and Learning Guide which will be available online at the commencement of the semester.
Assessment In this unit you will be required to undertake two assignments and an examination. Assignment One is a Fieldwork Report weighted at 30%. Assignment Two is a Long Day-care Centre Programme Design weighted at 40%. The final exam is weighted at 30%. Detailed feedback on your assignments will be provided by your tutor.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care or Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN537 Babies and Toddlers Growing and Learning, or Babies and Toddlers Effective Pedagogies and Toddlers Growing and Learning may not enrol in this unit for credit
Notes Students must have two current mandatory checks on record in the Murdoch University School of Education Professional Experience Office prior to commencement of this placement: Department of Education National Police History Check and a WA Working with Children Check. Refer to the School of Education Professional Experience website for details: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience/Checks-and-clearances/
Students must submit a Placement Form to the School of Education Professional Experience Office by the due date. A Placement Form activates the placement process and guarantees a school placement. Placement details will be available on SONIA (the School of Education placement database) at http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience/Checks-and-clearances/
Previously 2013: EDN437
2016: 'Babies and Toddlers Growing and Learning'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education and Care) (GradDipEd(ECE&C)) [New in 2017]
Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Sandra Hesterman
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6305
e: S.Hesterman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.020A - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
Dr Sandra Hesterman
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6305
e: S.Hesterman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.020A - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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