EIB703 - Assessing and Documenting Learning in the Global Early Years Context


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2021 must be enrolled in course E761

Otherwise must be enrolled in course E511, E606 or E725


Students commencing course E761 from 2020 must pass 9 units in total:
7 units in EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR761, ECE761, EPR712, EPR714, EPR781, EPR782, plus 2 of ECE703, ECE704 or ECE705

Otherwise nil

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.

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience (placements) are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week. 

This includes participating in 1 X 2-hour timetabled on campus seminars per week, engagement with materials, responses to tasks, and independent study.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous and asynchronous online seminars and discussions, working with a peer groups, and independent study.

It is highly recommended that you attend any scheduled synchronous discussions in the unit site throughout the trimester..


In this unit students will engage with deep critical analysis of assessment as it applies to early childhood.

Using an ecological model, they will analyse the role of assessment in in contexts of play, relationships, environment and symbolic learning.

The unit will explore the connections between contemporary, research-based thinking on theory and practice in the early years, and their own pedagogical approaches and experiences.

Students will engage in a critique of commonly used assessment tools for monitoring, documenting, measuring and reporting on learning to identify ways to design authentic assessment that are inclusive and relevant for young children. Current policy and frameworks surrounding learning and assessment in the early years, both national and global, will be examined for its impacts on teacher assessment practices.

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