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ECE310 - Transition Case Study

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in courses E359, E420 or E421 only)

Unit chair:J Mousley




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend 3 x 6 hour intensives. 


This unit explores research-based and experience-based issues in transition between different levels of early childhood education, from childcare centre 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 will also be undertaken. Students will contribute to an annotated bibliography using social software, and present an oral case study proposal to a peer-professional panel. They will then undertake and submit a case study of a child making a transition between levels of early childhood education. An open book knowledge assessment task will focus on how early childhood teachers can cater for individual differences.


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

* 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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