Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2014 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rosalyn Black (Berwick); Dr Denise Chapman (Peninsula)


This unit introduces students to the concepts of inclusivity and the ways that family and professional partnerships are an essential element of early childhood education. It explores the rationales and practices in the early childhood setting and profession to achieve inclusion for all learners. Students engage in critical analysis of current inclusion and professional partnership practices locally and globally. Within this framework of analysis, evaluation and application of evidence-based practice in relation to inclusivity and partnership is established.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop sound knowledge of current rationales and practices in inclusivity and inter-professional partnerships
  2. critically analyse inclusive and professional partnership practices in local and international early childhood education settings
  3. evaluate evidence-based practices of inclusivity and partnerships
  4. demonstrate the ability to engage in professional partnerships that support inclusive education.


Critical essay/narrative on inclusive and partnership practices in early childhood education (1600 words, 40%)
Collaboratively written plan of exemplars of inclusivity and partnership for diverse learners in early childhood education (2400 words equivalent, 60%)

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

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