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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedSingapore Term 4 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Term 4 2011 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Ms Rosemary Bennett /Dr Kerith Power (Peninsula & Singapore)


In this unit students will explore movement, environment and community in the context of early childhood education. The unit will focus on the dynamic interactions between movement, environment and community, requiring students to critically reflect upon their own conceptions of movement, environment and community. Students will also be required to engage in physical and outdoor activities, adhering to health and safety procedures. These activities are also likely to take place in a range of community settings and environments.


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

  1. engage in learning experiences focusing on movement, environment and community;
  2. critically reflect upon their conceptions of movement, environment and community and the ability to map changes to one's own ideas through this process; and
  3. apply health and safety procedures and ethical judgments when using resources and equipment in physical and outdoor activities.




Assessment Task 1: Critique of Learning Experiences in Movement, Environment and Community. This assessment item requires students to observe and evaluate two learning experiences in the area of movement, environment and community in an early childhood setting.
Assessment Task 2: Learning Log. Students are required to maintain a learning log throughout the course of this unit documenting their movement, environment and community experiences.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Rosemary Bennett

Contact hours

Equivalent to 3 contact hours (max) per week, and 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.