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ECI113 - Young Children's Mathematical Development

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

This unit is not currently offered as it forms part of the credit arrangement for E330A

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E331

Incompatible with: ECE113
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Students are also required to attend 4 hours per day for 5 days.

Content

This unit supports students in building young children’s mathematical concepts and thinking by developing students own understanding of the concepts underpinning mathematics. It will explore teaching and assessment strategies for developing mathematical understanding in children from birth through the early childhood years. Students will participate in practical work and work in professional settings to enable them to create engaging and effective mathematical learning environments for all children in prior-to-school settings.

The content of this unit includes:

  1. Why teach mathematics?;
  2. Theorists of early childhood learning of mathematics (including Montessori, Vygotsky);
  3. Research in early childhood: findings, and implications for practice;
  4. The Victorian, national and international curricula;
  5. How children develop their mathematics from birith to 8 years;
  6. Play as a basis for learning mathematics;
  7. Relating mathematics to the child’s world: engaging parental support;
  8. Identifying and providing learning opportunities for children;
  9. Inclusive practice; strategies and adaptations to enhance every child’s learning;
  10. Assessment and reporting: the role of observations, interviews, and formal assessments; and
  11. ICT skills for teachers, including the selection and use of software for, and with, pre-school children

Assessment

Task 1, Weekly tasks, 2000 words, 50%

Task 2, Presentation, 2000 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

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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.

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