Quality Improvement in Early Childhood Education (10175.2)
|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 leadership aptitude to assess quality, embed and facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance within an early childhood education setting;
2. Demonstrate the knowledge and professional practice required to connect children?s world views with others and enable their contributions toward the services developing sustainable practices that impact on service operations and the wider culture;
3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge required to determine individual and team development needs and to facilitate the development of the workgroup; and
4. Demonstrate skills and knowledge to undertake supervisory, delegate tasks and coordinating activities in work groups in early education settings.
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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Kym Simoncini|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Kym Simoncini|
- Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Dockett, S., Farmer, S. and Death, E. (2018) Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings, 7th Edition
- ACECQA, Guide to the National Quality Standard, 2018 https://www.acecqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-11/Guide-to-the-NQF-3-Assessment-and-rating.pdf
- DWEER, Belonging, Being & Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework, 2019
- ACECQA Educational Leader Manual
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
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.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted. Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Successful completion of the professional experience component is critical to success in the whole unit. Refer to assessment (5a) on the Canvas site for further details. Students must make themselves familiar with the processes and policies of professional experience.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the coursework component of this unit in addition to a successful professional experience placement.
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
21 hours of lectures and workshops
29 hours of unit participation (e.g. completing readings, engagement on discussion forums and canvas).
40 hours of clinical /professional practice
60 hours of 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 expected.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The 40 hours of professional experience for this unit, are in addition to any further hours required by other UC Early childhood units. For example if a student is completing a full time study load of 4 EC units, the total hours of professional experience will be 4 x 40 hours.
Students will be allocated placement by CIT placement coordinators. Students are not able to arrange their own placements and must abide by CIT standards and requirements for professional experience. A copy is available of Canvas.