This subject looks at the ideas and actions that demonstrate what early childhood educational communities can do when children, teachers and parents work together to address one of the most serious issues of our time. It focuses on what early childhood education and specifically, early childhood teacher education can and should do to play its part in helping societies move towards sustainable living. The syllabus will examine the relationship between scientific theories of environmental management and link early childhood theory to the practices of environmental sustainability.
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The relationship between scientific theories of environmental managementlinking theory to practice.
Understanding the importance of leadership in the area of sustainability in ECEC.
Exploring explicit strategies for introducing sustainable practices into EC settings.
Exploring and developing pedagogical competence in environmental education in ECEC.
Exploring and critiquing innovative sustainable programs.
Exploring issues in environmental education: such as government policies and eco-justice issues.
Questioning what is a sustainable child care service from a scientific, economic and social perspective.
Develop critical analytical skills to research current and future environmental sustainable living options.
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