Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedSingapore Term 4 2014 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Term 4 2014 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Ms Rosemary Bennett


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
  3. apply health and safety procedures and ethical judgments when using resources and equipment in physical and outdoor activities.


Critique of learning experiences in movement, environment and community (1500 words, 40%)
Learning log (2500 words equivalent, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 3 contact hours per week

Additional requirements:

  • 9 hours of independent study per week