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

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (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

Prerequisite:

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 synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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, independent study and participating in synchronous and asynchronous seminars and working in online peer groups.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (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 CloudDeakin throughout the trimester..

Content

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.

Unit Fee Information

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