ECE112 - Curriculum 2: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E330, E333 or E334





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 x 1-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks), 1 x conference per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2-hour online workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) and 2 x 1-hour online class per trimester, 1 x conference per trimester


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute



This unit will provide students with the ability to critically analyse and synthesise pedagogical principles of assessment and planning to reflect contemporary understandings of teaching and learning for young children. By critiquing their theoretical knowledge and understandings of assessment and planning, students will develop and broaden their competencies as teachers to incorporate the perspectives and aspirations of children and their families.

Students will engage in critical reflection on the influences of their own values, beliefs and understandings about teaching and learning. They will develop the abilities to incorporate different understandings from their own worldviews when assessing and planning for children’s learning. This will include the ability to recognise and respond to learning for individual children in a way that is inclusive of the child’s own social and cultural understandings.

This unit has a focus on assessment of learning, providing feedback and curriculum evaluation. Students will examine strategies for collecting and interpreting assessment data for the purpose of designing purposeful learning experiences and evaluating and modifying teaching practices. Students will learn about the role of moderation to support consistent and comparible judgements. They will also explore strategies of providing feedback to children of all ages. Students will learn about various methods of documenting and keeping reliable records of children’s learning to demonstrate progress and achievements, as well as sharing this learning with families.

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