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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Develops students’ conceptual knowledge of the key curriculum areas of science and technology, mathematics, creative arts, language, history and physical wellbeing for children aged from birth to five years. Students will create a portfolio of resources that can be used to develop children’s conceptual knowledge of these areas, with links made to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009) and the National Quality Standard (ACECQA, 2011).

Unit content

Topic 1: Holistic curriculum in the early childhood setting: an integrated approach to learning.

Topic 2: Key curriculum areas in prior to school settings:

  • science and technology
  • mathematics
  • creative arts
  • language
  • physical wellbeing
  • history

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1articulate conceptual knowledge related to key curriculum areas for children from birth to five yearsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2create a portfolio of resources that can be used to develop conceptual knowledge, and experiences, for each curriculum area using an integrated and holistic approachIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3argue, with reference to the literature, how the resources will support the conceptual development of children’s learning of key curriculum knowledgeIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4link the chosen resources to the EYLF and the NQSIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate conceptual knowledge related to key curriculum areas for children from birth to five years
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. create a portfolio of resources that can be used to develop conceptual knowledge, and experiences, for each curriculum area using an integrated and holistic approach
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. argue, with reference to the literature, how the resources will support the conceptual development of children’s learning of key curriculum knowledge
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. link the chosen resources to the EYLF and the NQS
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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