Learning & Teaching for Young Children2B

Subject 472-211 (2009)

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Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Lectures and tutorials totalling 18 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Teaching and Professional Practice 1A and 1B and Learning, Teaching and Play 1A and 1B
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Kay Margetts
Subject Overview:

This subject will examine the strategies of early years curriculum (P-2) in primary schools covering the educational priorities, goals, documentation and assessment for effective learning. The conceptual and methodological bases of teaching strategies such as inquiry and concept learning and cooperative learning will be addressed. Students will explore teaching techniques, resources and skills, including communication skills such as questioning and behaviour management and classroom discipline from a developmental perspective, that enhance children's willingness and ability to learn successfully. This subject will develop linkages with Teaching and Professional Practice 2B.

Assessment: Written tasks equivalent to 2000 words.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Educational Psychology (A Woolfolk and K Margetts), Sydney: Pearson Ed 2007
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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