EEP305 Multiple Understandings (8)
CSU Discipline Area: Education Studies
Enrolment restrictions: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies or as approved by the Course Coordinator. Not available to students who have completed EEA304 Multiple Understandings: Early Childhood Teaching & Learning.
Abstract: This subject presents a range of theoretical perspectives on children's learning and investigates the implications of these for early childhood curriculum. Students will consider how contemporary schools of thought such as social constructionists, postmodernists, feminists, poststructuralists, critical race theorists and postcolonialists may inspire new possibilities in working with young children and their families. The aim is to render problematic what may have been taken as the 'truth' about early childhood education: how young children learn; the role of the educator in that learning; and the role of parents and the community in the early childhood curriculum.