Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Intervention

10 Units

This course explores contemporary and popularised issues that are prevalent in the fields of both inclusive preschool education and early intervention services for infants and young children with disabilities. It seeks to provide knowledge and understanding of emerging evidence-based practices.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of historical factors on contemporary practice in Early Childhood special education
  2. critique theories, philosophies and curriculum approaches in Early Childhood special education
  3. describe and critically analyse contemporary issues and trends in Early Childhood special education

Topics will include:

  1. Inclusive practices in long day care and pre-school settings
  2. Early Childhood Intervention services and support approaches
  3. The role of play for infants and children with disabilities
  4. Fostering social interactions
  5. Supporting children and families in the transition to school
  6. Liaising with schools to promote seamless transitions
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 1: 4 X 15% commentaries on readings (Total 60 %)
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 2: Literature review on specific topic - 40%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Course Pre-requisites: Bachelor of Education degree, or equivalent, a three year degree and a Diploma of Education, or a Master of Teaching
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6161

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