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 constructionism, poststructuralism, and critical and cultural-historical theories 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.
School of Teacher Education
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) or as approved by the respective Course Coordinator or Course Director. Not available to students who have completed EEA304 Multiple Understandings: Early Childhood Teaching & Learning.
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