ECE730 - STEM in Early Childhood Teaching


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2022

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)

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

Students must be enrolled in E606



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 - cloud (online)

1 x 2-hour online workshop per week, 2 cloud conferences per trimester


This unit aims to develop in students an understanding of integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Early Childhood Education and approaches to its implementation.  This unit is designed to develop an informed and critical perspective on the ways in which STEM can be integrated into early childhood education. It highlights recent research and innovation in the field of STEM in early childhood and leverages this knowledge to demonstrate how STEM can be integrated into early childhood curricla through both planned activities and the emergent curriculum. Key ideas underpinning this unit are the integration of exemplars of digital and design resources within the key ideas of science and/or mathematics, using critical engagement with relevant research literature to determine the most effective use of these resources. The unit provides participants with the challenge to improve their STEM teaching in developmentally appropriate ways while contextualizing their ideas using illustrative examples from children’s experiences.

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