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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5257

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
162701

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To support teacher candidates in developing capacities to work as a member of the teaching team in a preschool setting in planning and engaging with children in co-constructing play-based curriculum, pedagogy and documenting learning.

Course content

Students will explore the role of the teacher in a preschool context. Students will focus on content exploring, global and local context for preschool education, constructivist based pedagogy for engaging children in learning through play (emergent curriculum, inquiry- based, Reggio inspired), the role(s) of the environment, teacher/educator and documentation in a preschool setting.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5270 Play, Learning and Development

Students must successfully achieve both the literacy and numeracy components of LANTITE, in the semester prior to the programs' final Professional Experience course, to be eligible to enrol in EDUC 5257 and EDUC 5250.

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5250 Curriculum Specialisation

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 7 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 7 weeks
Field Placement (Professional Experience Placement) 8 hours (or as required) x 25 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Reflective journal 3000 words equivalent Pass/Fail N/A
Portfolio 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail N/A
Placement N/A Pass/Fail 25 days

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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