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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Term 2 2010 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Ms Leanne Hallowell (Peninsula; City BECS)

Synopsis

The unit will address the dimensions of being a contemporary early childhood professional including professional development, advocacy, professional ethics, networking, career development, and working effectively in the broader community. There will be exploration of various roles played by early childhood professionals. Because of the nature of this unit, students will be expected to have completed the equivalent of three years of tertiary study before enrolling in it.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of the diversity of roles and responsibilities undertaken by an early childhood professional and the contexts where that work occurs;
  • have understanding of the AECA Code of Ethics and an appreciation of its role in early childhood professional decision making;
  • have understanding of the key issues concerned with advocacy for the profession;
  • have ability to articulate and defend their personal early childhood philosophy especially through their professional portfolio;
  • have awareness of the professional associations, resource and training agencies that are available to support them as professionals.

Assessment

Written assignment (2500 words): 60%
Service report (1500 words): 40%.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Leanne Hallowell

Contact hours

2 hours per week