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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5265

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
162783

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To develop students as pre-service teachers who are knowledgeable about how children birth to five years of age explore mathematics and science in their environment in the early years. To equip them with the professional skills required to prepare and report on individual children’s development and learning in mathematics and science.

Course content

Students will examine children’s (babies, toddlers and preschool) intuitive construction of mathematical and scientific understanding, processes and attitudes in an integrated way. Students will develop learner centred approaches to learning scientific and mathematical ideas. Students will apply planning and evaluation strategies with an emphasis on informal approaches and provision of encouragement and directions for further learning. Students will critique a variety of structured and informal materials, print and IT resources suitable for all children.

Textbook(s)

Aitken J, Hunt J, Roy E & Sajfar B 2012, A sense of wonder: science in early childhood education, 1st edition, Teaching Solutions, Australia

Yelland N, Diezmann C & Butler D 2014, Early mathematical explorations, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop (Mathematics) 2 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop (Science) 2 hours x 10 weeks

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
Portfolio 2000 words equivalent 40% N/A
Case study 2500 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* 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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