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EDF4325

Faculty of Education

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Miss Susan Butler

Synopsis

This unit focuses on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of high-quality, play-based curricula in kindergarten settings. Students will develop skills in integrating a range of curriculum domains, with an emphasis on early literacy and numeracy. The unit also provides an overview of early childhood curriculum frameworks locally and nationally, in the context of wider curriculum theory. Students will develop strategies for observing and assessing children's learning as a basis for planning, and pedagogical tools to assist in communicating with parents, and for curriculum planning and evaluation.

Objectives

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

  1. systematically observe, assess, and plan for the learning of young children;
  2. identify key elements of curriculum frameworks in early childhood education;
  3. implement and evaluate integrated curriculum experiences with individuals, and small and large groups, across a range of curriculum domains; and
  4. make systematic links between culture, community, family and individual issues in their teaching practice.

Fieldwork

15 days for BECEd; 25 days for GradDip(EC)

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Pedagogical tool kit (equivalent to 1600 words, 40%)
Assessment task 2: Successful completion of professional placement (equivalent to 2400 words, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Miss Susan Butler

Prohibitions

EDF5410