Full details about the required and recommended readings are provided in the Readings, Assessments and Other Resources document available in iLearn.
There is one prescribed textbook as noted below.
Prescribed Textbook. The following textbook has been set as the prescribed textbook for this unit. This book can be purchased from the Co-op Bookshop on campus or http://www.coop.com.au.
• Waniganayake, M., Cheeseman, S., Fenech, M., Hadley, F., & Shepherd, W. (2017). Leadership: Contexts and complexities in early childhood education (second edition). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Reading and reflecting on your readings is an integral part of your study of ECHE3150. There is an expectation that students consult scholarly readings in this unit for all work completed in preparation for lectures, tutorials, on-campus classes and assignments.
Key Australian website references:
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement http://www.grief.org.au
Australian Early Development Census http://www.aedc.gov.au/
Australian Human Rights Commission (Same sex entitlements) http://www.humanrights.gov.au/human_rights/samesex/index.html
The Australian Institute of Family Studies: Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/
The Australian Institute of Family Studies https://aifs.gov.au/publications
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies http://www.aiatsis.gov.au
Grandparents as Parents http://www.grandparentsasparents.com.au/
Homelessness in Australia www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au/
Making Multicultural Society for the 21st Century http://www.multiculturalaustralia.edu.au/
National Child Protection Clearinghouse publications http://www.aifs.org.au/nch/pubs.html
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission web site has some useful articles. http://www.hreoc.gov.au
The NSW Commission for children and young people web site. http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/
Reconciliation Australia http://www.shareourpride.org.au/
Closing the Gap Report 2020: The annual report to Parliament on progress in Closing the Gap. see: https://ctgreport.niaa.gov.au/
Leske, R., Sarmardin, D., Woods, A., & Thorpe, K. (2015). What works and why? Early childhood professionals' perspectives on effective early childhood education and care services for Indigenous families. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(2), 109-118.
Information about the unit iLearn site
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.
Please check the iLearn unit regularly.
Weekly lectures are available on the web through the ECHO360 lecture component. There are no ‘live’ lectures. PowerPoint slides are available in the Active Learning Tool.
Access and technical assistance
Information for students about access to the online component of this unit is available at ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/. You will need to enter your student username and password.
Please do NOT contact the Unit Convenor regarding iLearn technical help.
No extensions will be given for any technical issues. Allow enough time for your submissions.
Assistance is available from IT Helpdesk ph: 1800 67 4357, or log a request at help.mq.edu.au. OneHelp is the online IT support service for both students and staff.
This unit requires students to use several ICT and software skills:
· Internet access: The iLearn site contains materials for this unit; it is also required for the online submission of all Assessment Tasks, and for the use of Turnitin submission for ALL tasks.
· Word processing, visual representations, and document formatting: You are required to use an appropriate form of software to present your assignments.
· Uploading of assessment tasks to iLearn.
The unit comprises a one-hour lectures and a two-hour tutorial. In the tutorial students will discuss issues and questions arising from the lectures and prescribed readings. They are expected to base their arguments/discussions on evidence from published research and other relevant material. Attendance at all tutorials is expected. 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 and in iLearn. The weekly program for the course with the accompanying readings/ preparation is available on the unit ILearn site.