units

EDF4325

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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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 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Prasanna Srinivasan

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.

Outcomes

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.

Fieldwork

15 days for Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, 25 days for Graduate Diploma (Early Childhood)

Assessment

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

  • 2-3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

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

Prohibitions

EDF5410