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|Offered at:||B, G(X-WEXP), W(X-WEXP)|
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses E420 and E421 only)|
|Unit chair:||J Moles|
The content of this unit will include:
Participants will develop a week's program for use in a pre-school setting. Its presentation will involve the use of multimedia and its features will be suitable for use in a professional presentation to a kindergarten community group (e.g., management committee, parents, community evening). The program will be built on evidence of the children's cognitive development and will demonstrate students' knowledge of varied aspects of early childhood pedagogy, as introduced in units to date. The content will include plans for evaluation of the strengths and limitations of the program, including input from parents and relevant professionals (e.g., child psychologist, community librarian, disabilities officer, Koorie educator).
The CloudDeakin resources will include interviews with experienced kindergarten, long day care, and primary school teachers about their program development and program evaluation.
Assignment No. 1: An Inquiry and critical evaluation task, 50%
Based on your observations and reflections from your placement, current or previous teaching experience in an early childhood education and care setting, identify and discuss the potential learning available in a learning area that is of interest to you. The potential learning that you identify could include academic (maths, literacy, science, music, creative arts), social and emotional or competencies-based learning. Using current literature, discuss how children’s learning could occur and which areas of knowledge, skills and competencies could be strengthened. From these, select one specific area of knowledge, a skill or competency and provide at least three examples of teaching practices that could enhance a child’s learning. Use current literature to support your choice of practices. Specify the age-group you are considering in your discussions.
Assignment No.2: Portfolio development and reflection, 50%
Part A: Portfolio development, 25%. From your observations and assessment of children’s development and learning, with the written consent of a parent (see consent form) develop a learning profile. The purpose of the profile is to document the progression of the child’s learning over a four week period.
Your task is to:
Part B: Critical reflection, 25%. Using an essay format, critically reflect on the process you have used to develop your profile. Support your reflections with scholarly references.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.