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
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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%)
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