EDCU101 Early Childhood Education 1: Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum
High quality early childhood programs are significant in nurturing the young children’s holistic development and establishing strong foundations for their continuing success as lifelong learners. This unit critically examines the principles and perspectives underpinning contemporary early childhood curriculum and uses this framework to explore the integrative nature of its key components. Pedagogy that actively engages children in play and other worthwhile contexts for learning is critically considered from multiple perspectives. These include the broader econoloical, social and cultural contexts of teaching; the diversity of experiences; the relationships that shape young children’s lives; and the nature and needs of young learners.