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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 total commitment
|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
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Kay Margetts
|Subject Overview:||This subject examines a range of theoretical perspectives and models influencing the design and pedagogical approach to early childhood curricula. The relationships between conceptualisations of early childhood curricula, perspectives of children’s development and learning and teacher agency will be explored. Designs of early learning environments, goals for children, pedagogical approaches used to support the needs and development of young children and strategies for evaluating early learning outcomes are compared and contrasted. Local, national and international case studies provide research evidence concerning different models and related teaching strategies for early learning. Teacher candidates explore the inter-relatedness of views about curriculum content, attitudes to the needs of children, professional skills, knowledge and perceptions, of the role of the teachers in activating children’s engagement and managing the physical and socio-emotional environments for young children, on the decisions teachers make when designing early childhood curricula.|
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 have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to: |
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) |
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