ECE352 - Supporting Emerging Mathematical Skills for Infants and Toddlers

Year:
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) Commencing 2022

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

Students must be enrolled in course E333 or E334.

Prerequisite:

Students must have completed ECE211

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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 x cloud conferences per trimester

1 x 2-hour online workshop per fortnight

3 x 1-hour online class per trimester (recordings provided)

In-person attendance requirements

Placement Details: There is a 20-day placement in an infant and toddler attached to this unit (0-3 year old)

Note:

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

Content

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 10-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 practicum or assessment parts of this unit, the entire unit, including placement will need to be repeated.

GLO1 Discipline-specific knowledge 

GLO4 Critical thinking

GLO5 Problem solving

GLO6 Self-management

GLO7 Teamwork

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