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
Faculty of Education
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||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 lectures, readings and activities
AT1: Critiquing play and inquiry-based pedagogies (45%); AT2: Planning and implementing an integrated science inquiry (55%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Refer Bookshop link
Refer Bookshop link
Co-op Bookshop links
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.