Unit

School Of Education

Learning EnvironmentsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102047.1

Discipline: TEACHER EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Kumara Ward


Equivalent Units
101638 - Learning in the Early Years

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12).


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit engages students in exploring the role of physical environments that support children’s learning in early childhood and community settings. Theoretical perspectives, including indigenous perspectives, socio-cultural influences and place-based pedagogies will be investigated and relevant policy and regulation documents around risk, play and pedagogy will be examined. Through field visits to early childhood and community settings students will have the opportunity to plan and design indoor and outdoor learning environments that encourage investigation and discovery using natural and open-ended materials. The overall focus of this unit is for students to develop an understanding and appreciation for learning environments that promote a connection to place and sustainability.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students must have completed a Working with Children Check.


Courses
1708.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
6017.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING


Specialisations

SM1089.1Early Childhood StudiesCONTINUING




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