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EDF3507 - Early childhood teaching studies 3

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr J Bone

Offered

Peninsula First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

Developmentally appropriate integrated curriculum planning and presentation in the junior primary school. Issues relating to the early years of schooling, including flexible grade organisation, transition to school programs and school readiness and the link between the key competencies and the key learning areas. Reflection as an aid to improve teaching.

Objectives

To satisfy the requirements of this unit the student will demonstrate evidence of having an increased awareness of themselves as learners and teachers; reflective practice through participation in a community of learners, critically examining personal assumptions about learning and ways the curriculum may be constructed; deepening understandings of the way curriculum develops from different theoretical perspectives; having questioned their image of the child and how that influences them as learners and teachers; having developed practical understandings of the 'pedagogy of listening'; a deepening appreciation of the similarities and differences between home and educational settings on children's learning; a more informed position on the various roles others play in children development and learning; adopting a more critical approach to the primary curriculum; deeper appreciation of the current issues in junior primary schools; an appropriate level of competency in planning for, engaging in and monitoring of children's learning.

Assessment

Assessment: Pass Grade Only (PGO)
Fieldwork project (2000 word equivalence)
Folio of Practical studies
Satisfactory completion of the Practicum program.

Contact hours

3 hours per week (strand A)

Prerequisites

EDF2507 and EDF2508

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