Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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|Subject Overview:||This subject helps teacher candidates understand interrelated domains of development – physical, cognitive, communicative, creative, social, emotional and spiritual - during the early childhood period. Developmental progress within domains are scrutinized to inform planning for children’s learning experiences, Conceptual knowledge about development and techniques for observation and assessment are applied in the analysis and interpretation of children’s everyday experiences. The critical role of interactions and relationships between children and their families, teachers and peers in the learning process is emphasized. In light of this subject matter teacher candidates critically review their own beliefs, behaviours and practices as early educators.|
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
There are 2 assessment tasks:
|Prescribed Texts:||Snow, C.E. & Van Hemel, S.B. (Eds.) Early Childhood Assessment, Why What and How, The National Academies Press, Washington DC., 2008.|
|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: |
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