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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5255

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
163081

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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 support students to develop their knowledge and skills to create a positive learning environment and as early childhood students to apply play based pedagogy to plan engaging and effective experiences for children in the early years of school.

Course content

Students will focus on developing positive, effective and engaging classroom environments; building relationships with students, parents/carers and staff; evidence based teaching and learning practices; planning, implementing, assessing and evaluating learning experiences which are based on children’s interests and motivations through play-based pedagogy in the early years of school; Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Curriculum; strategies for reflexive practice.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Field Placement (Professional Experience Placement) 8 hours (or as required) x 15 days
Workshop 4 hours x 6 weeks
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 6 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
Professional folio 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail N/A
Planning and reflection portfolio 2500 words equivalent Pass/Fail N/A
Placement N/A Pass/Fail 15 days

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

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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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