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EDMT5559 - Diversity & Inclusion in Early Childhood
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 2 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.041666667
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: EDMT5626
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ilektra Spandagou

Classes: 1x 2-hrs/wk in wks 1-4 and wks 10-13 and 1x 6-hrs observation visit

Assessment: 1x 500 wd personal statement (15%) and 1x1500 wd critical review (35%) and 1 x 2000 wd situational analysis (50%)

This unit explores diversity and inclusion in early childhood settings. Class, ethnicity, culture, disability, gender, religion, and other social categories have an impact upon children's development. For the creation of inclusive classrooms, early childhood educators must have an understanding of the significance of the personal and social attributes that children bring to the setting. The establishment of positive engagement with children and families is essential in creating an inclusive environment and curriculum. This unit will explore current theories and practices surrounding diversity, social education and inclusion in the early childhood context. Throughout this unit of study students will be encouraged to examine their own beliefs and values in the consideration of the issues above, as well as others.
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