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Pedagogy of Relationships in Early Childhood Education (10170.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186767) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (182477) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (169345) - View

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This unit explores the premise of relationships being the core of early childhood education. It construes the nature of relationships with others and the environment as being secure, respectful and reciprocal and will be investigated within a framework of diversity, communities and ethics.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to support children to develop and maintain effective relationships toward themselves and others, and to promote positive behaviour to this end;

2. Demonstrate the application of strategies to guide responsible and restorative behaviours within relationships between children, adults and peers in a safe and supportive group environment;

3. Demonstrate the skills, knowledge and strategies to work in partnership with families and community toward educative and caring appropriate to each child and culture;

4. Demonstrate the knowledge, aptitude and skills required to be culturally competent and ensure the participation of all children and families in early education. It includes actively contributing to children?s curiosity and valuing of individual, familial and cultural diversity; and

5. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and techniques for collaboration with others in the inclusion of all children who may need further support.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week, consisting of workshops and 40 hours of placement.





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