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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Karina Michelle Davis
|Subject Overview:||This subject engages teacher candidates in contemporary issues, questions and debates on human development from which an understanding of the complexity and diversity of children’s development is based. Candidates will employ various paradigms through which children can be understood, to deepen their appreciation of individual children and childhood and the need for context-sensitive, equity-based approaches in teaching and learning. The complex interconnecting influences of biology, genetics, relationship experiences, family, society and cultures are explored. Topics include an analysis of examples from scientific research (e.g. genetics and environment studies of early brain development, language acquisition, agency, attachment and social development) which illustrate the significance of the early years of life to children’s long term outcomes. The place of identity, resilience, motivation and social engagement in effective play and learning is highlighted.|
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
There are 2 assessment tasks:
|Prescribed Texts:||Collection of readings.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to: |
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) |
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