This unit is designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Graduate Certificate (Early Childhood), specialising in teaching children aged birth to 8 years. This unit interrogates current early childhood curricula and pedagogies. Topics include planning using relevant state, national and Australian curricula; program implementation in accordance with the National Quality Frameworks and Standards; intentional teaching; catering for inclusivity and diversity; alternative early childhood approaches (for example, Montessori, Steiner & Reggio); the importance of play and authentic assessment.
|Unit name||Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment in Early Childhood|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Gregory (Greg) Ashman|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- interpret, analyse and appraise early childhood curricula, standards, pedagogies and assessment strategies
- develop, plan, and implement strategies for teaching and learning in early childhood settings
- critically analyse and evaluate current and relevant literature
- apply knowledge and transmit ideas to others
- communicate using academic writing, expression and English conventions (including spelling, punctuation, and grammar), APA referencing conventions, and scholarly literature
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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|Assessment||Test or quiz|Presentation (55%)|Essay (45%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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