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Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education (10171.2)

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 (186766) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (169348) - View

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This unit explores how early childhood teachers can ensure that children?s health and safety in well supervised environments where regulations are meet within a context of children gaining a strong sense of wellbeing and responsibility for themselves and others.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate knowledge of current health and safety requirements and the skills to promote children?s awareness and appreciation of these in combination with children's own agency and promotion of safe and healthy behaviours;

2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to promote healthy eating, nutritious provision and handling and appropriateness of hygienic and healthy eating and drinking routines and rituals;

3. Demonstrate the skills of establishing and maintaining safe and healthy environments for children as a foundation to a curriculum of education underpinned by a reciprocal ethos of caregiving for self and others;

4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills combining caregiving routines in educative pedagogies to ensure the physical, mental and cultural wellbeing of children; and

5. Demonstrate how pedagogies can support children's development of a strong sense of wellbeing so that they can recognise and contribute to an increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing and that of others.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week, consisting of lectures, tutorials and 40 hours of placement.





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