This subject will survey historical, philosophical, and sociological understandings of early child education. Children, childhood, and families are examined in their different historical, cultural, and social contexts with attention to both perspectives and practice. The subject will consider, historical perspectives on children and childhood; the development of early childhood education and care in Australia; practical approaches and philosophies in early childhood; early childhood policy and provision; and ethical responsibilities in early childhood education. In today's world, teacher's work is increasingly complex. Teachers must be cognisant of the complexity of social and cultural factors that influence children and their family, and resultant social justice issues. Issues specifically related to social class, gender, and ethnicity, will also be examined. Students will be able to critically evaluate existing knowledge and scholarship, and identify theoretical perspectives and philosophy in practice, enabling reflection and reflexivity as they develop as teachers.
School of Education
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EEP101 in Session 3 2020. 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).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.