EDF3033 - Change and transition in children's education - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Education

Chief examiner(s)

Hilary Monk

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Peninsula

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Singapore

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course owned by Faculty of Education

Synopsis

This unit further develops students' understanding of supporting children through periods of change and transition in their lives so they can be confident, creative and involved learners. Students research and critically analyse a variety of theoretical perspectives around social, cultural, emotional and language development, and other factors that mediate and influence the child's ability to participate and contribute in diverse contexts. The focus of this unit is on the development of skills that facilitate processes of researching and critically analysing, theoretically informed pedagogical strategies to support children through change and transition. By researching the traditions, routines and practices of children's life worlds, students are given the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of children's learning and development in diverse and complex contexts. Students explore possibilities for ethical, innovative and collaborative work with families and other professionals to enable children's mobility and agency across experiences of change and transition.

Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how to enable children's mobility and agency across experiences of change and transition, so they can be confident, creative and involved learners
  2. research and critically analyse theoretically informed pedagogical strategies to support children through change and transition
  3. demonstrate ability to research traditions, routines and practices of children's life worlds to better understand children's learning and development in diverse and complex contexts
  4. research, critically analyse and develop strategies for ethical, innovative and collaborative work with families and other professionals to support children's learning experiences of change and transition.

Assessment

Transition report (2000 words, 50%)

Research project (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester/term comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2 contact hours per week
  2. Requirements for on-campus block City-based students:
    • one intensive weekend block
    • at least 4 hours of active online engagement in Moodle activities per term
  3. Requirements for offshore Kaplan-based students:
    • one intensive block (usually from Thursday to Sunday)
    • at least 4 hours of online study per term
  4. Additional requirements (all students):
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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