units

EDF2304

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - 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
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Heather Ernst (Gippsland); Dr Jill Cheeseman (Peninsula)

Synopsis

In this unit students explore the importance of translating home and community learning into various institutional settings. The teaching of literacy and numeracy is examined from a number of current theoretical perspectives, and students are assisted to develop appropriate pedagogical practices that support children's learning.

Outcomes

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

  1. understand a number of interpretations of what constitutes literacy and numeracy
  2. recognise how key mathematical and literate concepts are practiced in early learning settings such as homes, communities, child care, preschools and the early years of school
  3. appreciate that literacy and numeracy learning occur in multiple contexts and in multiple ways
  4. identify and employ a range of pedagogical tools to support children's learning in literacy and numeracy.

Assessment

Web page (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Research paper (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

EDF1307 or EDF1308