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).
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
- creative arts
- physical wellbeing
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||articulate conceptual knowledge related to key curriculum areas for children from birth to five years||Intellectual rigour||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||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||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||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||link the chosen resources to the EYLF and the NQS||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 3 hours (10 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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