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Pedagogies for Literacy and Numeracy in the Early Years (EDN566)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Description This unit aims to equip early childhood educators with sound knowledge and skills to effectively teach literacy and numeracy in the early years. The integration of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum will be explored, as will the role of the educator as an intentional teacher of literacy and numeracy in children's play.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Identify the Australian Curriculum (English and Mathematics) and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes relevant to literacy and numeracy in the early years
2. Recognise the diverse strategies and resources that can be used to scaffold, monitor, and record and assess literacy and numeracy in the early years
3. Explain the relationship between cultural, linguistic and family diversity and its impact on literacy and numeracy in the early years
4. Acquire professional skills and knowledge necessary for the planning and provision of an integrated programme (that includes ICT and play) to engage young children in literacy and numeracy in the early years activities
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Unit Learning Experiences This unit makes use of an online learning environment providing weekly readings and lecture slides as well as discussion and links to relevant video resources.
Assessment Assessment: Two assignments and an examination will enable students to demonstrate diagnostic and reflective skills in the development and delivery of literacy and numeracy learning experiences in the early years.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Care and Education or the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education, or the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education, or the Master of Education (Coursework).
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
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2627
e: L.Lee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.011 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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