Focuses on students acquiring an understanding of how different theoretical positions inform understandings of the development and learning of children and young people. The primary aim of this unit is to develop critical reflection skills as a key attribute of a professional educator
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||summarise the key aspects of development in the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional domains across infant and toddler, preschool, middle childhood and adolescence||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||outline how observations and documentation are used to understand children's learning||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||identify how different theoretical perspectives inform understandings of the development and learning of children and young people||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||show how theories that inform learning and development are implemented in learning and teaching contexts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||reflect on their approach to learning and teaching, the challenges they face and the learning competencies they need to achieve to succeed in their study and career as an early childhood professional or primary teaching professional.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Berk, L, 2013, Child development, 9th edn, Pearson, New Jersey. ISBN: 13:97-0-205-19766-88.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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