GD204 - Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

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Plan: GD204 - Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

The GD204 Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education prepares you to work in early childhood educational settings and related government agencies. The program learning outcomes have been aligned with recognised standards for preparing pre-service teachers to obtain national professional registration.

As a graduate of this program you will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on and apply effective pedagogical and assessment approaches that enable ‘belonging, being and becoming’ of infants, toddlers, and young children as curriculum partners 
  • Apply a philosophical lens and critically interrogate historical and contemporary perspectives concerning local and global Early Childhood Education practices, policies and pedagogies that are inclusive of indigenous narratives 
  • Effectively plan, implement and evaluate an early years curriculum that is inclusive of all learners from diverse backgrounds, and which responds to their individual interests, learning priorities and abilities 
  • Examine the role of play in a holistic early childhood curriculum located in a post-digital world, with an emphasis on science, technologies, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) and sustainable futures 
  • Articulate a professional identity that demonstrates ethical leadership and the ability to advocate for learners  
  • Develop and apply effective problem-solving strategies to solve ‘wicked problems’ facing the early years community, critically evaluating discoveries in order to identify industry-based solutions  
  • Apply knowledge and skills as a teacher researcher, using self-review methodologies, to critically explore and assess a targeted aspect of pedagogy
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively and ethically with diverse communities and external stakeholders in the best interests of young learners
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