Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment EC 1

Subject EDUC90702 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 22-Feb-2016 to 20-May-2016
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2016
Census Date 18-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 13-May-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Master of Teaching (Early Years)


Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:


Ms Sarah Young


Subject Overview:

This subject introduces teacher candidates to major perspectives on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that underpin learning and teaching in the early childhood years.

Topics include: principles, practices and learning outcomes underpinning learning in the Early Childhood years, as articulated in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF),and the Victorian Early Years learning and Development framework (VEYLDF); the CLASS dimensions; the cycle of observation/assessment, planning for learning, programming, implementation, observation/assessment; and reflection/evaluation; theories of learning; play-based learning; interventionist teaching; setting up a productive learning environment; developing resources for learning; Indigenous education.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students will have the knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • Plan for learning based on their observation and assessment of the children’s current understanding and needs;
  • Understand the relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment;
  • Ensure a coherent implementation of the curricula operating across a range of learning environments;

There are two assessment tasks:

  • Assignment 1, Essay; 2000 words (or equivalent) due mid-semester (50%)
  • Assignment 2, Essay: 2000 words (or equivalent) the examination period (50%)

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject reading booklet

Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S. & Farmer, S. (2012). Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings, 5th Edition. Victoria: Thomson.

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, students will be able to:

  • Work productively within mandated frameworks.
  • Recognise the importance of theory to informed practice;
  • Understand the multi-dimensionality of learning;
  • Be skilled communicators who articulate effectively their professional standpoint.
Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Master of Teaching (Early Years)

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