DESIGNING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM

EDU2DEC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students investigate concepts of integrated curriculum for young children. They examine the idea that integrated curriculum is an educational approach that prepares children for lifelong learning, by looking at education as a process for developing abilities required for life. Key features of integrated curriculum are investigated. Some of these ideas are interdisciplinary, emphasis on projects; play based learning, relationships among concepts, 'big ideas' as organising principles, rich tasks, flexible schedules and flexible student groupings. Practical aspects of implementing an integrated curriculum approach are considered.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed EDU2ELE or be enrolled in EBECE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, EBEL Bachelor of Early Learning, or requires Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEarly Childhood Curriculum: Planning, Assessment and ImplementationPrescribedMcLachlan, C., Fleer, M., & Edwards, S. (2013)MELBOURNE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsThe Early Years Learning Framework for Australia: Belonging, being and becoming.PrescribedAustralian Government Department of Education, and Workplace Relations (2009)COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
ReadingsProgramming & Planning in Early Childhood SettingsPrescribedArthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S., & Farmer, S. (2012)VICTORIA: CENGAGE LEARNING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate through reflection your emerging knowledge of Early Years Pedagogy.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Design curriculum for an Early Years setting, which reflects current thinking on curriculum design and addresses the EYLF.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Create a learning environment plan which refelcts how young children learn and the role of the environment in this process.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrate a high standard of communication and professional responsibility in all aspects of practice and assessment.

Activities:
Lectures, online learning tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Curriculum Proposal (approx. 1500 words)40 01, 02, 04
Curriculum Design (approx. 1250 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Activity Work Book (approx. 1250 words)30 01, 04

Online, 2018, Online Study 4/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 46
Three 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Curriculum Proposal (approx. 1500 words)40 01, 02, 04
Curriculum Design (approx. 1250 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Activity Work Book (approx. 1250 words)30 01, 04