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Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum for Educators (EDN522)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Description This unit builds on EDN520 Advanced Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education and explores curriculum for the pre and early primary years. It addresses integrated curriculum planning, programming, assessment and documentation for children from birth to 5 years with specific reference to the Australian National Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. This unit continues to develop the links between theory and practice for teachers wishing to make early childhood their specialisation.
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 nil.
Assessment The assessment in this unit is designed to equip early childhood educators 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 Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education OR Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education OR Master of Education (Coursework); Successful completion of EDN520 Advanced Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education and Care) (GradDipEd(ECE&C)) [New in 2017]
Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)
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.


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Associate Professor Libby Lee-Hammond
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t: 9360 2627
e: L.Lee@murdoch.edu.au
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