This unit will focus on conceptual development and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching children fundamental aspects of literacy, mathematics and science. A range of play-based strategies for supporting the development of viewing, reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills will be investigated. Mathematics topics include teaching children to think about mathematical concepts and processes, and planning for teaching. Science topics will include teaching of science, influence of families' everyday experiences, promoting science in play-based contexts, natural and built environments, and sustainability. Students will have opportunities to apply their current knowledge, skills, and understandings in a professional experience placement.
|Unit name||Literacy, Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
|Discipline||School of Education|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||30/10/2017||23/11/2017||22/12/2017||13/2/2018|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||070101|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Fully online with weekly readings and activities
AT1: Critiquing play and inquiry-based pedagogies (45%); AT2: Planning and implementing an integrated science inquiry.
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