In this unit, you will develop knowledge and practices that underpin effective leadership in early childhood settings. You will reflect on the qualities of contemporary leadership that are responsive to implementing new and emerging policy for early childhood education and care and that foster the development of professional learning communities committed to the equitable and socially-just practice and the creation of safe and supportive learning environments for children from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Through analysis of policy documents including the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework, codes of conduct and codes of ethics for the profession and independent research, you will lead professional learning for early childhood educators that respond to contemporary challenges and dilemmas and models practices for implementing policy that recognises the importance of working in partnership with families to support children’s wellbeing, safety and learning. Throughout the unit, your skills for engaging in leadership activities will be enhanced as you synthesise understandings of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the engagement and learning trajectories of children from culturally diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners and lead professional learning that enhances the cultural competence of early childhood educators.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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