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This online Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy unit through Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University introduces students to the philosophical and pedagogical approaches in early childhood education.
You will develop a critical understanding of current philosophical and theoretical approaches to the centrality of play, social interaction and relationships as a basis for early childhood curriculum.
Upon completion of the unit, you will have the ability to observe, document and interpret children’s play/inquiry experiences in terms of what they reveal, and their potential for facilitating children’s learning and development.
You will have the ability to generate appropriate play and inquiry experiences for young children based on your observations and interpretations.
You must be accepted into the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) course in order to study this unit.
In this Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit is a great option for anyone looking to pursue a career as an early childhood educator at daycare centres, pre-schools and primary schools, or possibly a combination of these. You will hone your understanding of the importance of children’s play experiences, and be able to use your knowledge to facilitate children’s learning and development.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive government FEE-HELP , meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.