ECE352 - Supporting Emerging Mathematical Skills for Infants and Toddlers


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: 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

Students must have completed:

10 credit points and ECE212 and ECP228

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester 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 on campus seminar per non placement weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5 hour online seminar per non placement weeks

In-person attendance requirements

The unit also includes 20-days of professional experience (placement) in an infant and toddler setting (0-3 year old).

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


In this unit, students will examine and analyse the mathematical learning that occurs in the youngest generation of children; infants and toddlers. Learning is subtle during this time of life and can be missed if not understood. In this unit you will explore what mathematics looks like for infants and toddlers, how this learning sets them up for their later mathematics learning, and how teachers can support infant and toddlers mathematics.

Students will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice during a 20-day placement with infants and toddlers.

Hurdle requirement

Brief summary of hurdle requirement Rationale Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
20-days of professional experience (placement). Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the complete the unit. Successful completion of practical teaching experience is a requirement of the Victorian Institute of Teaching and ACECQA. ECE352 has a professional experience component of 20-days embedded and as such, the academic tasks and practical teaching knowledge and competencies must be successfully completed in order to pass this unit. If students do not pass either the practical experience or assessment parts of this unit, the entire unit, including professional experience (placement) will need to be repeated. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities;

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

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