Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, the key aspects of the Australian Curriculum as these relate to the Early Years of Schooling (Years F/K/P - 4) are addressed. Other key aspects, such as play-based curriculum, Early Years Curriculum and state-based curricula are addressed as appropriate. Students focus on the structure, content and strategies for learning and teaching young people who are at a stage of schooling where they build foundational skills and knowledge. Students develop an understanding of the content and approaches in teaching within and across each of the disciplines, with a focus on developing literacy and numeracy. Interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives provide a context to allow students to explore pedagogical strategies to enhance students' learning and well-being during this stage of schooling. Cross curriculum planning and use of ICT, are also addressed

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah-Jane Lord

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4MTE

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching Mathematics:Foundations to Middle YearsPrescribedSiemon,D; Beswick K; Brady K; Clark J;Faragher R; & Warren E (2011)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (SOUTH MELBOURNE)
ReadingsLearning to teach: New times, new practiceRecommendedLatham G; Blaise M, Dole S, Faulkner J, Lang J & Malone K (2006)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (MELBOURNE)
ReadingsTeaching:Making a differenceRecommendedChurchill R; Furguson P; Godinho s; Johnson N;Keddie A; Letts W;Mackay J;McGIll M; Moss J & Nagel M (2012)MILTON WILEY (2ND ED)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Week 37-47, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah-Jane Lord

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 37 - 37
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."

Scheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend and delivered via online.
"Directed on-line learning activities."


Assessment elementComments%
Online Engagement Tasks(5 tasks relating to module work) [equivalent to 2000 words]40
Curriculum Planning (3 tasks: group planning,group presentation,individual work (2500 words)60