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Education

ESH144

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
EPC150 Curriculum Studies 1
EPF155 Education 1A
EPF156 Education 1B
EPT150 School Experience 1 (ECE/Primary)
ESA105 Curriculum and Method : English and Mathematics 1 (K6)
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA107 Multi-literacies 1 & 2 (Part A)
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA119 Curriculum and Method : English and Mathematics 2 (K6)
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA127 Curriculum and Method : English and Mathematics 1 Middle School
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA128 Curriculum and Method : English and Mathematics 2 Middle School
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA129 Curriculum and Method : The Arts Primary (K6)
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA130 Curriculum and Method : Science and SOSE Primary (K6)
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA135 Curriculum and Method : The Arts Middle School
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA136 Curriculum and Method : Science and SOSE 1 Middle School
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA137 Theory and Practice: Cross-Curriculum Issues 1
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA138 Cross-Curriculum Issues 2
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA139 Theory and Practice: Student Learning
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA160 Professional Studies 1A
ESA161 Professional Studies 1B
ESA162 Curriculum and Method Studies: Primary (K-6) 1A
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA163 Curriculum and Method Studies: Primary (K-6) 1B
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA164 Curriculum and Method Studies: English Literacy 1A
ESA165 Curriculum and Method Studies: English Literacy 1B
ESA166 Curriculum and Method Studies: Information Technology 1A
ESA167 Curriculum and Method Studies: Information Technology 1B
ESA168 Curriculum and Method Studies: LOTE 1A
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA169 Curriculum and Method Studies: LOTE 1B
(Not Offered 2009)
ESA170 Curriculum and Method Studies: Mathematics 1A
ESA171 Curriculum and Method Studies: Mathematics 1B
ESA172 Curriculum and Method Studies: Science 1A
ESA173 Curriculum and Method Studies: Science 1B
ESA174 Curriculum and Method Studies: SOSE 1A
ESA175 Curriculum and Method Studies: SOSE 1B
ESA176 Curriculum and Method Studies: Performing Arts - Drama 1A
ESA177 Curriculum and Method Studies: Performing Arts - Drama 1B
ESA178 Curriculum and Method Studies: Performing Arts - Music 1A
ESA179 Curriculum and Method Studies: Performing Arts - Music 1B
ESA180 Curriculum and Method Studies: Performing Arts - Music PP 1A
ESA181 Curriculum and Method Studies: Performing Arts - Music PP 1B
ESA182 Curriculum and Method Studies: Technology Education (MDT) 1A
ESA183 Curriculum and Method Studies: Technology Education (MDT) 1B
ESA184 Curric. & Method Studies: Technology Education (Single) 1A
ESA185 Curric. & Method Studies: Technology Education (Single) 1B
ESA186 Curric. & Method Studies: Special Secondary/Middle School Maths 1A
ESA187 Curric. & Method Studies: Special Secondary/Middle School Maths 1B
ESA188 Curriculum and Method Studies: Visual Art 1A
ESA189 Curriculum and Method Studies: Visual Art 1B
ESA190 Curriculum and Method Studies: Multi-Media 1A
ESA191 Curriculum and Method Studies: Multi-Media 1B
ESA194 Curriculum & Method Studies: Primary (K-6) 1A
ESA195 Curriculum & Method Studies: Primary (K-6) 1B
ESA196 Cross-Curriculum Studies: Multiliteracies 1A
ESA197 Cross-Curriculum Studies: Multiliteracies 1B
ESA198 Professional Experience 1 and 2 Part A
ESA199 Professional Experience 1 and 2 Part B
ESH100 Thinking and Writing at University
ESP136 Physical Activity Laboratory 1
ESP140 Foundations of Human Movement
ESP209 Psychological Contexts for Physical Activity
ESP318 Research Methods
EST113 Applied Food Studies
EST117 Design & Technology 1
EST127 Design & Technology 2

2013 ESH144 Early Childhood Education

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: In order to complete the requirements for this unit you will need to conduct observations in an early childhood setting.

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
ESH144 Distance(H,L,W,I,N,O)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 I Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 N Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 O Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 W Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION

This unit introduces students to the practice of observing and documenting young children's learning and development in early childhood settings, and to sound techniques to reflect on pedagogical practices. Critical reflection requires a sound knowledge of the different early childhood theoretical paradigms and perspectives, along with an understanding of the complexity of the early childhood practitioner's role in young children's learning and development. We know that careful and meaningful observation, documentation and reflection is a complex process but it is imperative in informing curriculum planning and implementation, effective staff interactions and accurate reporting. By taking this unit you will have the opportunity to develop these skills to help you gain a greater understanding of the complexity of children's learning and development across all domains. This understanding will enable you to plan and implement individually and culturally appropriate educational opportunities that promote learning and development and overall well-being for young children in early childhood settings, with the underpinning notion of children as capable and competent young learners. Examining questions such as the ones below will be an integral part of the unit:

  • What are the different early childhood paradigms and perspectives? How might a practitioner's knowledge and understanding of these impact on pedagogical practices?

  • Why do we need to know about multiple learning and development domains to support and interpret children's learning and development?

  • Why are observations and other forms of documentation critical for children's learning and development?

  • What may be the best type of observation to undertake in a particular situation?

  • What does it mean to critically reflect on pedagogical practices and why is it so important?

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Selecting and justifying appropriate observation techniques for two young children (40%) A power point slide presentation providing written and visual documentation concerning children_s observations (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Dr Bronwyn Reynolds

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - H,W,I,N,O
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N,O
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr Bronwyn Reynolds

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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