Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
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.
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|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.
CoordinatorDr Timothy Gilley
Education Student Centre
234 Queensberry Street
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject introduces teacher candidates to a range of physical, personal, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual perspectives on children’s learning and development over the age-range 0-8. Topics will include: Different paradigms and perspectives on development in all domains, but with a particular emphasis on the cognitive, social and emotional domains; the relationship of learning and development and the importance of structured learning to development; conceptions of stages of development, contrasted with the continuity of development and the importance of transitions; developmental differences; observational frameworks; significance of family, friends and teachers; the child as agent; the child’s sense identity. Teacher candidates will also be introduced to an integrated set of data on child outcomes across all domains - the Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System (VCAMS).
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and ability to:
• Essay 1, 2000 words, due mid-semester, 50%
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Berk, L. (2009) Child Development (2009), 8 th edition, Pearson, Boston.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to:
|Links to further information:||https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/current/MC-TEACHEC|
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) |
Master of Teaching (Early Years)
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