Courses & Units

Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment in Early Childhood ESM780

Launceston

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment in Early Childhood
Unit code ESM780
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Gregory (Greg) Ashman
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Term 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 9/2/2022 22/2/2022 14/3/2022 14/4/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
070101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • 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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Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz|Presentation (55%)|Essay (45%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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