Pedagogy of Relationships in Early Childhood Education (10170.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Kym Simoncini|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Kym Simoncini|
Lists of required texts/readings
Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Dockett, S., Farmer, S. and Death, E. (2015) Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings, 6th Edition
Gonzalez-Mena, J. & Eyer, J. Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers, Any Edition, USA, Mayfield Press
Porter, Louise. Young Children's Behaviour- MacLennan & Petty, Sydney
Curriculum Framework Documents
The following documents can be found on the ACECQA website: -
- Early Years Learning Framework
- National Quality Standards
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Successful completion of professional experience and an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Breakdown of hours
40 hours professional experience
40 hours workshops
40 hours clinical /professional practice
30 hours assessment preparation
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g., medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
Basic computer skills are assumed.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves a professional experience practicum and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics.
Students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) background check to undertake a placement for the unit. Students are responsible for arranging their own checks through the ACT Office of Regulatory Services (click here). No fee is charged if students select 'volunteer' when applying for a check. Note that the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act only applies to the ACT.
For students undertaking placements in other states or territories, it may be that a Police Check or a Working with Children Check is required
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore, all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.