METHODS OF TEACHING (EARLY YEARS)

EDU5MTE

2017

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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Lord

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4MTE

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle YearsRecommendedSiemon, D., Beswick, K., Brady, K., Clark, J., Faragher, R., and Waren, E. 2011SOUTH MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsLearning for Teaching: Teaching for LearningRecommendedWhitton, D., Barker, K., Nosworthy, M., Sinclair, C., Nanlohy, P. (2nd ed., 2010)SOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
ReadingsTeaching: Making a DifferenceRecommendedChurchill, R., Furguson, P., Godinho, S., Johnson, N., Keddie, A., Letts, W., Mackay, J., McGill, M., Moss, J. and Nagel, M. (2nd ed., 2012)MILTON: WILEY
ReadingsEffective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from research and practiceRecommendedKillen, R. (6th ed., 2013)SOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate Literacy and Numeracy programs in the Early Years of Schooling

Activities:
Face to Face lectures in literacy and numeracy in the Early Years. Online module tasks in Literacy and Numeracy in the Early Years. Assessment tasks for module engagement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Understand the social, emotional and physical development of Early Years students and the implications for teaching practice

Activities:
Online module tasks. Assessment tasks for module engagement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Create a sequential teaching program that shows the development of curriculum and assessment over time

Activities:
Face to Face lectures in curriculum planning in the Early Years. Online module tasks. Assessment tasks for planning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Examine a range of teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches in the Early years

Activities:
Online module tasks. Assessment tasks for module engagement. Face to Face lectures during Intensive
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Analyse and evaluate stages of writing in the Early years.

Activities:
Online module tasks. Assessment tasks for Analysis of writing. Face to Face lectures during Intensive
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 36-49, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Lord

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend and delivered via online.
"Directed on-line learning activities."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 36 - 36
Four 8.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Create a term plan based on a theme for an Early years classroom. (2000 words equivalent)In groups, students will create a 10 week plan for most curriculum subjects based around a common early years theme. This will take place at the 3rd Intensive, on campus in Wodonga.30 01, 03, 04
Online Quiz40 01, 02, 04, 05
Online analysis of student writing (2000 words equivalent)30 03, 04, 05