Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Sue Grieshaber


This unit focuses on the planning, implementation and evaluation of high-quality, play-based curricula in kindergarten settings. Students 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 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.


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
  4. make systematic links between culture, community, family and individual issues in their teaching practice.


15 days


Pedagogical tool kit (1600 words equivalent, 40%)
Successful completion of professional placement (2400 words equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

  • 2-3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)