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Education units at Launceston - 1996


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Education

The following units (EPC to ESV) are taught by the Department of Early Childhood & Primary Education and the Department of Secondary & Post Compulsory Education at Launceston.


EPC130 Physical Education - Health

Comprises two parts: (a) Physical Education - which provides background knowledge for, and an understanding of, physical education in the total education experience of the child; and a sound basis on which students can develop the skills needed to implement an effective program for physical education at K-6 level; and (b) Health Education - which provides an overview of the concept of health, using a phenomenological approach to examine the decision-making process in relation to selected health issues; and an examination of the teaching methods and strategies which may be used in the classroom for health education for the K-6 level.

Special notes
teaching staff Ms KJ Swabey, Dr M Zechetmayr
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 4 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment a) Physical Education - one 1,000-word essay (70%), resource file (Pass/Fail) and attendance and participation (30%). b) Health Education - one 1,000-word essay (40%), group assignment (30%), resource file (20%) and attendance and participation (10%)
required texts, etc a) Physical Education - Landy JM and Landy MJ, Ready-to-Use P E Activities,  Books 1, 2, 3, or 4, Parker Publishing Co, New York, 1992
b) Health Education - Anspaugh DJ and Ezell G, Teaching Today's Health,  Macmillan, 1990.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Education at Launceston (E3A)







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EPC140 Language Development 1

Examines the nature of spoken and written language, patterns of language development from birth to the adolescent years, the role played by adults in language learning and key contexts for using and learning language in contemporary Australian culture, including experiences with literature. This unit involves students in the application of such knowledge and understanding in the design and critiquing of a range of classroom-based teaching strategies commonly used in early childhood and primary school contexts.

Special notes
teaching staff Mrs M Iles, Mrs J Partridge
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2 hrs a week, lecture and workshop
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment reading portfolio (40%), learning journal (45%), test (15%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Education at Launceston (E3A)







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EPC141 Drama Curriculum 1

Introduces the theory and practice of drama in the K-6 classroom through practical exploration of voice, movement, improvisation and role play.

Special notes
teaching staff Ms H Smigiel
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment a journal of class work including personal reflection (40%), a written assignment based on readings of drama texts (20%), planning, implementation and reflection on a class based practical activity (40%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Education at Launceston (E3A)







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EPC142 Visual Arts Curriculum 1

Students work at their own level of expertise, using materials and processes appropriate to a K-6 visual arts curriculum. The practical program is selected from: drawing (wet and dry media), painting, ceramics, monoprinting, and collagraph printing. Theoretical studies include: artistic behaviour and early symbolic development in K-6 children, motivational strategies, and the creative process.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr E Broomhall
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 1,000-word essay (30%), teaching resource file (70%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Education at Launceston (E3A)







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EPC143 Mathematics Curriculum 1 (K-6)

Is an introductory unit for intending early childhood and primary teachers. It focuses on several key aspects of numbers, to provide confidence with both content and teaching methodology. The unit traces the hypothetical development of numeration, and on this basis examines several specific ancient systems. Building on this development, there is a treatment of basic number facts, place value, and addition and subtraction algorithms for whole numbers and decimals. There is also a study of essential aspects of number theory such as figurate, prime and composite numbers, to provide intending teachers with increased understanding of the number system they will be teaching.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr M Dunphy
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2 hrs a week
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment assignment (50%), end-of-semester test in Oct (50%)
required texts, etc Reys R, Suydam M and Lindquist M, Helping Children Learn Mathematics,  4th edn, Allyn & Bacon, 1994.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Education at Launceston (E3A)







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EPC144 Computing Curriculum 1

Develops: (a) an understanding of typical microcomputers used in primary schools; (b) an understanding of the rationale for using computers in education; (c) the ability to assess the suitability of software for use in the classroom; and (d) the skills and knowledge necessary to use the computer as an aid in language development.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr B McFie
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 1-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment portfolio (50%), 2-hour practical exam in June (50%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Education at Launceston (E3A)







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EPC145 Technology in the Primary School

Provides an overview of one of the key learning areas in the nationally developed K-12 curriculum framework, namely 'Technology'. Technology Education is examined from a range of perspectives particularly relevant to the primary classroom, focusing on Design Making and Appraising, as it relates to Technology Education.

Special notes
teaching staff (Coordinator) Ms J Edwards
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 1-hour lecture and 3-hour practical modules a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment written documentation - 2 Technology Education Experiences: personal experience (40%), planned K-8 experience (60%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Education at Launceston (E3A)







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EPC146 Social Education 1

Introduces students to the teaching of the social sciences in K-6 classrooms, placing a strong emphasis on key concepts associated with the core disciplines of geography, history, sociology, economics, anthropology, psychology and politics.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr M Robertson
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment written assignments (100%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Education at Launceston (E3A)







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