ESA516 Leading Learning in Early Childhood Settings (8)

This subject aims to extend early childhood educators' perspectives of effective learning approaches and practices from regional, local and international models of early childhood education and care. The subject focuses on discourses of quality learning models and provides opportunities for students to evaluate beliefs, philosophies and practices in relation to contemporary leadership in early childhood settings. In doing so, students will interrogate their own leadership practices in relation to leadership for learning, and stimulate innovative ideas and recommendations for reshaping learning approaches in early childhood settings.


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESA516. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate the historical learning perspectives, theories, beliefs and approaches that have shaped Early Childhood education both locally and internationally;
  • be able to analyse key pedagogical developments and challenges in leading learning in Early Childhood education;
  • be able to develop a professional philosophy for leading learning to enhance current practices in Early Childhood settings; and
  • be able to plan to lead learning approaches and to enhance pedagogical practices in Early Childhood settings.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Educational leadership strategies that impact learning in Early Childhood across organisational settings
  • Pedagogical trends that are influenced by legislation, government policies, regulations and research across local and global early childhood settings
  • Professional philosophy and practice design that impacts leading learning in Early Childhood settings
  • Organisational planning and implementation to enhance pedagogical practices in Early Childhood settings

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ESA516 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Case studies and evaluation
Blue sky thinking and planning

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.