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


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in E330, E333, E334


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per non-placement teaching weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5-hour online seminar per non-placement teaching weeks


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


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 comparable 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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