Leadership in Early Childhood Education (10180.2)
|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 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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. Explain the complexities of leadership in early childhood settings;
2. Articulate practices to effectively lead staff members and move early childhood settings forward;
3. Articulate practices in working with staff, parents and the community; and
4. Advocate for early childhood education, children?s rights and social justice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesMust have passed 72 credit points including 10177 Inclusion and Intervention in the Early Years AND 10178 Philosophies and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Deborah Pino Pasternak|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Deborah Pino Pasternak|
Waniganayake, M., Cheeseman, S., Fenech, M., Hadley, F., & Shepherd. W. (2017). Leadership: Contexts and Complexities in Early Childhood Education (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.
You may purchase this text through the "School Locker" at the link: https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra
Also recommended but not required:
Rodd, J. (2012). Leadership in early childhood. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).
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.
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Use of text matching software
The University supported text matching software is URKUND, which is now available to all units via Canvas. For further information, please see the description of how to use the URKUND tool in the UCLearn (Canvas) Staff Support site. Students are alerted that fraudulent documentation can result in serious consequences including suspension and/or exclusion from the University and that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the ADE for investigation as a prescribed authority.
Unit breakdown of hours
- 30 hours workshop participation
- 20 hours workshop preparation
- 90 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
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Understanding of basic Office applications such as Word and Powerpoint is assumed.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Provision of information to the group
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 sent by email using a student university email account. Students should contact the Service Desk ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
This unit addresses theoretical foundations of leadership and theoretical application of leadership frameworks to Early Childhood Contexts.