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Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum (EDN354)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external
Description This unit builds on EDN320/EDN3201/EDU322/3221/EDN355 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education and explores curriculum implications for the pre and early primary years. It addresses integrated curriculum planning for children aged 3 to 8 years and continues to develop the links between theory and practice in early childhood education introduced in EDN320/EDN3201/EDN355 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Develop practical skills and competency in planning and preparing a provocation based on children's interests.
2. Successfully develop a learning experience for a young child. Documenting children's response to a provocation through writing a learning story.
3. Apply integrated approaches to curriculum planning in early childhood contexts using appropriate curriculum documents.
4. Develop an informed perspective on issues affecting young children and their teachers in the early childhood years.
5. Develop a repertoire of learning and teaching strategies and resources essential to effective teaching in the early years.
6. Develop a website for communicating key early childhood education concepts to parents and the wider community.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 11 x 1 hour; workshops: 11 x 2 hours
Assessment The assessment in this unit is designed to equip early childhood students with an in-depth knowledge of the practical applications of curriculum documents as well as strategies for ensuring children develop sound conceptual foundations for lifelong learning. Communicating with families and respecting diversity are key motifs in the assessment tasks.
Prerequisites EDN355/EDN320/EDN3201 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education. Students must also have successfully completed EDU101/EDU1011 Introduction to Teaching OR EDN111 Language for Learning and Teaching and BED150/EDN112/EDN1121 Understanding Teachers' Work.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU323/EDN322 Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) (BEd(EC&PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Kylie Ridder
Early Childhood Lecturer

e: K.Ridder@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2E-External
Associate Professor Libby Lee-Hammond
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2627
e: L.Lee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.011 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2E-Internal
Ms Kylie Ridder
Early Childhood Lecturer

e: K.Ridder@murdoch.edu.au
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