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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Education component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Education
Campus(es)Peninsula, Singapore

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 3708 Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies is only available in Singapore through the Faculty of Education's offshore co-operative agreement with Kaplan. For the schedule of units required to complete this course refer to the Handbook entry for the course. Prospective students with a recognised degree or equivalent diploma may apply to undertake 4222 Master of Teaching (Early Years).

Description

The study of early childhood and early childhood/primary education involves:

  • gaining a deep understanding of childhood development, educational theories and practice and how to involve children in engaging, innovative and purposeful learning in the early years of life
  • learning through supervised early childhood education professional experiences
  • becoming qualified as an early childhood educator for a range of child care and pre-school settings
  • becoming qualified to teach in primary schools as well as early childhood settings in the dual early childhood/primary course
  • gaining the knowledge and skills needed for employment in other children's services and specialist early childhood settings.

Requirements

Students in 4223 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and 4224 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) complete the following units for years 1 to 3 in the education major, curriculum major, early childhood educational leadership, and professional experience sections.

The separate year 4 requirements for each of the courses are also outlined below.

Education major

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF2030 Contemporary child development theories and practices
  • EDF2031 Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning
  • EDF2033 Learning with children, their families and communities
  • EDF3030 Diversity in child development
  • EDF3031 Local and global perspectives in education policy
  • EDF3033 Change and transition in children's education

Curriculum major

  • EDF1030 Literacy learning and the young child
  • EDF1031 Creative learning in childhood through music and the arts
  • EDF1032 Thinking mathematically from an early age
  • EDF1033 Education for environment and sustainability
  • EDF2032 Learning through play pedagogies
  • EDF2034 Learning about patterns, shapes and numbers through play
  • EDF2035 Health and physical wellbeing in the young child
  • EDF3032 Children's literature, storytelling and the arts
  • EDF3034 Children's literacy development
  • EDF3035 Investigating our world: Science, technology and the environment

Early childhood educational leadership units

  • EDF1038 Introduction to the early childhood education field
  • EDF1039 Inclusivity and partnerships in early childhood education
  • EDF2038 Curriculum assessment and documentation in education
  • EDF2039 Children and childhood across time: Policies and practices
  • EDF3038 Professionalism, ethics and interdisciplinary work in education
  • EDF3039 Leadership and management in education contexts

Professional experience units

  • EDF1051 Early childhood professional experience 1A
  • EDF1052 Early childhood professional experience 1B
  • EDF2051 Early childhood professional experience 2A
  • EDF2052 Early childhood professional experience 2B
  • EDF3051 Early childhood professional experience 3A
  • EDF3052 Early childhood professional experience 3B

Year 4

Students must complete the requirements as outlined below for the degree in which they are enrolled.

4223 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Education major
  • EDF4031 Sociology of early childhood
  • EDF4033 Innovation in curriculum and pedagogy in schools
Curriculum major
  • EDF4034 Educating the young mathematician
  • EDF4035 Early childhood learning though new media and technologies
Electives

Two education electiveseducation electives (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/units/general-electives.html) chosen from the Faculty of Education.

Early childhood educational leadership units
  • EDF4038 Researching innovative practices in childhood education
  • EDF4039 Professional identity, leadership and engagement
Professional experience units
  • EDF4051 Early childhood professional experience 4A
  • EDF4052 Early childhood professional experience 4B

4224 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)

Education major
  • EDF4032 Contemporary theories of learning development
  • EDF4033 Innovation in curriculum and pedagogy in schools
Curriculum major
  • EDF4022 Humanities and social education in the primary years
  • EDF4023 Science education in the primary years
  • EDF4024 Health and physical education for wellbeing in the primary curriculum
  • EDF4037 Thinking mathematically in primary education
Early childhood educational leadership units
  • EDF4038 Researching innovative practices in childhood education
  • EDF4039 Professional identity, leadership and engagement
Professional experience units
  • EDF4051 Early childhood professional experience 4A
  • EDF4052 Early childhood professional experience 4B

Relevant courses

  • 3708 Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies
  • 4223 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • 4224 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)