TUTORIAL CLASSES AND LECTURES
This unit is taught in tutorial/workshop modes, supplemented by online lectures and readings. Students are required to participate in small group activities, whole class discussion, to read the weekly material in advance, and to complete brief tasks either as individuals or in pairs.
Lectures: Lectures have been pre-recorded to support the knowledge that is built through readings, tutorial activities and assignment preparation. You will note that they do not occur every week. It is expected that students will have listed to the required lectures before attending their related tutorial
UNIT WEBSITE AND STAFF CONTACT
This unit has a full web presence through iLearn.
Students will need regular access to a computer and the Internet to complete this unit.
Weekly access to iLearn is compulsory for all students. Important assessment information will be posted here, as will other relevant unit notices and materials, including a reading template and guide to lecture note taking to assist your studies.
Various activities and materials for discussion and critical reflection are included and external students especially are encouraged to use this web component. Electronic links and suggested resources are also included. Please check the iLearn unit regularly.
Degotardi, S., & Pearson, E (2014). The relationship worlds of infants and toddlers. Multiple perspectives from early years research and practice. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.
Perrin, R (2015). Pocket guide to APA style. Australia: Wadsworth Learning.
Both are available from the Co-op Bookshop
Other required readings
The unit is supported by a list of pdf readings that are located by typing ‘ECHE311’ into the Multisearch function on the Library Homepage. Weekly readings, as specified in the weekly unit content section of this unit guide can then be located by author. It is expected that students will demonstrate continued engagement with these reading materials in their tutorial and assignment work.
Students will also need to download:
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2009). Belonging, being and becoming: The early years learning framework for Australia: Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia
The following books on infant-toddler learning and teaching can also be located via the Multisearch function:
Bergen, D. (2001). Educating and caring for very young children : the infant/toddler curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press.
Curtis, D. & Carter, M. (2003). Designs for living and learning: Transforming early childhood environments. Minnesota: Redleaf Press.
Curtis, D. & Carter, M. (2008). Learning together with young children: A curriculum framework for reflective teachers. Minnesota: Redleaf Press.
Gandini, L., Pope, C., & Edwards. (2001). Bambini : the Italian approach to infant/toddler care . London: Teachers College Press
Gonzalez-Mena, J., & Widmeyer Eyer, D. (2007). Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers: A curriculum of respectful, responsive care and education. Boston: McGraw Hill
Goouch, K. & Powell, S. (2013). The baby room: Principles, policy and practice, Maidenhead, UK, Open University Press.
Greenman, J.T., Stonehouse, A., & Schweikert, G., (2008). Prime times: a handbook for excellence in infant and toddler programs. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press,
Greenman, J. (2005). Places for childhood in the 21st century: A conceptual framework. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web, May 2005, http://www.journal.naeyc.org/btj/200505/
Harris, P. (2009). Language learning in the baby and toddler years. Terrigal, NSW: David Barlow Publishing
Lally, R., Mangione, P., & Greenwald, D. (2006). Concepts for care: 20 essays on infant/toddler development and learning. San Francisco, CA : WestEd
Makin, L., & Spedding, S. (2012). Learning literacies, birth to three: positive approaches for early childhood educators. Castle Hill, N.S.W. : Pademelon Press, 2012.
Page, J., Clare, A. & Nutbrown, C. (2013). Working with babies and children from birth to three, London, Sage.
Peterson, S. H. (2009). Endless opportunities for infant and toddler curriculum : a relationship-based approach. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Merrill
Wittmer, D.S. (2008). Focusing on peers: the importance of relationships in the early years. Washington, DC : Zero to Three
Wittmer, D.S., & Petersen, S.H. (2006). Infant and toddler development and responsive program development: A relationship-based approach. New Jersey: Pearson.
Useful journals for this unit
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC)
Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (online www.triangle.co.uk/ciec)
Early Childhood Research and Practice (online http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/index.html)
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Early Years; International Journal of Research and Development
International Journal of Early Childhood
International Journal of Early Years Education
The First Years: New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education
You will need regular access to a computer with internet access.