Courses & Units

Literacy, Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood ESM781

Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Literacy, Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood
Unit code ESM781
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education
Teaching staff

Helen Yost

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

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.

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Fees

Domestic

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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully online with weekly readings and activities

Assessment

AT1: Critiquing play and inquiry-based pedagogies (45%); AT2: Planning and implementing an integrated science inquiry.

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Textbooks

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