TUTORIAL CLASSES AND LECTURES
This unit is taught in tutorial mode. Student can choose either face to face or online delivery during the timetabled tutorial times. These tutorials are supported by pre-recorded online lectures, readings and reflection tasks.
Content is delivered via tutorials which take place from week 1 of the session. Tutorials are delivered during the weekly timetabled tutorial times on Mondays.
Online lectures have reflection questions and tasks that students are required to complete prior to the relevant weekly tutorial. Weekly readings also form the basis for tutorial discussions. Tutorials are structured to include whole and small group discussions an tasks, as well as independent work. Effective preparation is required, and attendance is expected.
Students completing ECHP4240: Due to a misalignment with the professional experience dates for ECHP4240 and weekly tutorials, you must either enrol as an external student or attend the relevant tutorial sessions at the external on-campus day on Wednesday 15th September. Please contact the unit convener by the end of week 1 to make arrangements.
Students completing ECHP3250: Alternate arrangement will be made to all you complete the final tutorial in Week 13 instead of week 10. You can also apply for an extension for assignment 3. Please read page 6 of the the assignment and assessment guide for details and submit the extension request in a timely manner.
UNIT WEBSITE AND STAFF CONTACT
This unit has a full web presence through iLearn. Students will need regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection to complete this unit.
Weekly lectures are available on the web through the ECHO360 lecture component.
Online tutorials are delivered via Zoom, and students will be provided with the online tutorial link via the relevant weekly section on iLearn.
Weekly access to iLearn is compulsory for all students. In addition to links to the online lectures and readings, important assessment information will be posted here, as will other relevant unit notices and materials that will assist your studies.
Access and technical assistance
- Information for students about access to the online component of this unit is available at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/index.php. 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.
REQUIRED TEXT AND READINGS
Required text (available via Booktopia):
Maguire-Fong, M.J (2020). Teaching and learning with infants and toddlers: Where meaning making begins (2nd edition). San Francisco: WestEd.
Other required readings
Each week, students are required to read three allocated readings, comprising practitioner focused readings (e.g., text chapter / practitioner article) and one research article. These readings will form the basis of our tutorial discussions, and students are required to bring them to their class / on-campus session.
The readings are located via the Leganto link on the ECHE3110 ilearn site.
Students are required to will demonstrate continued engagement with these reading materials in their tutorials and assignment work.
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
Zero to Three