Curriculum: The Big Picture

Curriculum: The Big Picture

International Child Care College
Updated Nov 12, 2019

Course Overview

The term 'curriculum' can be a difficult one for educators to grasp. This course explains what the curriculum is in the context of an Australian early childhood education and care service and how the curriculum influences everything that happens in the service. It also looks at the various elements and influences on the curriculum.

Target Audience

The course is suitable for educators seeking professional development or for early childhood services wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of what a curriculum is
  • Explore the key elements that influence the development of an early childhood curriculum
  • Explore some of the factors that influence an early childhood curriculum

    Business Outcomes

    The curriculum influences everything that happens in a service. This course will help learners grasp a better understanding of what the curriculum is why it is so important to the operation of a service and how it is influenced by elements such as the EYLF and the service philosophy. The course will also allow services to provide consistent professional development that all staff members can complete individually and at their own pace.