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ECL3100 Intercultural Communication in Early Learning Contexts

Short Description: Intercultural Communication
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child
Grading basis : Graded


Enrolment is not permitted in ECL3100 if EDE4012 has been previously completed

Other Requisites

Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.


This course examines the relationship of language, culture and communication in early childhood and early learning contexts.

The course engages pre-service educators in critical reflection pertaining to their own culture and intercultural experiences. Reconciliation work in the field of early childhood will underpin an examination of relevant curricula, pedagogical beliefs, values and practices.

The course also provides an introduction to EAL/D teaching and EAL/D learning, development and assessment. Strategies to support effective intercultural communication in early years learning contexts, and EAL/D children's English language development, are explored with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and South-East Asian cultures. Criteria for selection and production of materials designed to develop children's communicative skills, including the use of ICTs in EAL/D programs are considered.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022