2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Trimester 2: Cloud (online), CBD*
Trimester 3: Cloud (online), CBD*^
^2020 is the last T3 offering for this unit
Students must be enrolled in course E330
Students must have passed 5 credit points at level 1 including unit ECE110
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2 x cloud conferences per trimester
1 x 2-hour online workshop per week
2 x 1-hour online class per trimester (recordings provided)
This unit will investigate the similarities and differences in childhood development. It will focus on individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional differences and abilities. It will examine differences created by social structures such as family, class, gender, and culture.
The unit will also examine learning theories and their application to teaching context birth–12 years. Approaches to catering for children with different developmental needs will be provided for critical reflection and discussion. Major theoretical perspectives and current debates related to development will be examined.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge and critical thinking of major human development theories and their application to children aged birth to 12 years
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Critically examine how differences in family, culture, gender and socioeconomic status influence human development
Explain how individual differences are created by social structures through discipline specific knowledge
Analyse, consolidate and synthesis knowledge of how to cater for individual differences to support children's learning
GLO5: Problem solving
Present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas of human development
Confidently identify key milestones of child development, and factors that influence children reaching these milestones
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 - Developmental Autobiography
Assessment 2 - Focus Report
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ECE312 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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