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Unit details

ECE350 - Transition Case Study

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 and Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:J Mousley
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E330 or E359

Incompatible with:

ECE310

Contact hours:

3 hours per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit explores research-based and experience-based issues in transition from childcare or kindergarten to school. Reading, discussions, interviews with parents, interviews with teachers at various early childhood levels, and on-line presentations by specialists will be used to identify key elements for individual case studies. Training in ethical considerations and methods of data collection are also undertaken. Students will contribute to an annotated bibliography and present an oral case study proposal to a to peer-professional panel. They will then undertake and submit a literature review and a case study of a child making a transition between levels of early childhood education. An open book exam will focus on how early childhood teachers can cater for individual differences and cultures in the transition process.

The two intensives, totally 4 days, plus on-line teaching throughout the trimester cover:

  • the Early Years Framework,
  • the Early Years Transition Statements,
  • the roles of a PSFO,
  • transition programs,
  • early childhood teacher responsibilities during the transition process,
  • the format of formal research reports,
  • annotated bibliographies,
  • referencing and citation,
  • using data bases and on-line journals,
  • writing a literature review,
  • case study methodology,
  • ethical procedures,
  • preparing interview questions,
  • presentation of findings, and
  • writing an abstract.

Assessment

Annotated bibliography 15%
Three issues 5%
Oral case study progress report 10%
Literature summary 10%
Individual case study report 60%

Assessment will total 8000 words or equivalent (2 credit points)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1538$1230$4904$5224

* 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.

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