Course Title: Professional Issues in Early Childhood Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Issues in Early Childhood Education

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2536

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Josephine Ng

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7861

Course Coordinator Email: josephine.ng@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The course is designed as a capstone experience to enable you to synthesize and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes. It will be based on issues relating to your professional early childhood context. You will have the opportunity to extend an area of interest in a negotiated project-based assessment. Topics will be introduced during the course and will include professional issues that have emerged in other courses in the program and from your professional experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Critically engage with the relevant literature and major works related to early childhood professional practice
  • Undertake and present a project, explaining how this work informs your future professional practice
  • Reflect upon your personal and professional learning and analyse the contribution of your project to early childhood professional practice
     


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.
     


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include as reports, folios, simulations, campaigns, presentations. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A Student Charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment