EARLY YEARS LITERACY & NUMERACY

EDU3ELM

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the fundamentals of literacy development and mathematical thinking for teaching and learning for children from birth to 8 years. Students are presented with the theories of early learning alongside the practicalities of shaping appropriate learning experiences for early learners. The notion of curriculum for young children is addressed using the Early Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework, and the Victorian/Australian Curriculum documents. Pre-service teachers (PSTs) will examine early mathematical concepts and processes; such as one to one correspondence, matching and sorting, memory, spatial reasoning and problem solving; and early literacy concepts and processes, including repetition, imitation, text exploration, reading and a range of texts. Representational processes such as drawing, painting and writing, including left/right orientation will be considered. Music, rhythm, beat and movement will be incorporated as tools of creativity which enhance the development of language, literacy and mathematics.


SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBECB or EBECP or EBECE or EBEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLanguage and literacy development in early childhood.RecommendedEwing, R., Callow, J., & Rushton, K. (2016).Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
ReadingsLanguage, literacy and early childhood education.RecommendedFellowes, J., & Oakley, G., (2014).Oxford University Press.
ReadingsJust Imagine: Creative play experiences for children under six.RecommendedCrook, S., & Farmer, B. (2002).Croydon, Vic.:Tertiary Press.
ReadingsDesign and technology for children.RecommendedFleer, M., & Jane, B. (2011).Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. Pearson Australia
ReadingsPrimary and early childhood mathematics pedagogy. (3rd ed.).RecommendedMuir, T. (2012).Pearson Australian
ReadingsProgramming and planning in early childhood setting. (6th ed.).RecommendedArthur, L., Beecher, B.,Death, D, Dockett, S., & Farmer, S. (2015)Victoria: Cengage Learning
ReadingsMusic in the early years: pathways into the social world.RecommendedIlari, B. (2016)Research Student in Music Education, 38(1), 24-39. doi:10.1177/1321103X16642631
MediaPlay, dance, sing with young children.RecommendedLubawy, J. (2006).Wagga Wagga Victoria, MAD CD.
ReadingsEarly childhood curriculum. Planning, assessment and implementation.RecommendedMcLachlan, C., Fleer, M., & Edwards, S. (2013).U.S.A. Cambridge University Press.
ReadingsPlay in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts.RecommendedEbbeck, M & Waniganayake, M. (2016).Melbourne: Oxford University Press
ReadingsNumeracy in early childhood: shared contests for teaching and learningRecommendedMacmillan, A. (2009).South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe a range of research informed literacy and mathematics learning processes of young children from birth to 8 years

Activities:
Weekly workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant theoretical perspectives and concepts in literacy and mathematics teaching for children from birth to 8 years of age.

Activities:
Weekly hands on workshops using natural and recycled materials with Facilitator
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. Research and develop appropriate and effective learning experiences teaching strategies, including play based and intentional teaching, to shape literacy and mathematics curriculum for children from birth to 8 years of age, in response to relevant current curriculum documents

Activities:
Weekly hands on workshops using natural and recycled materials with Facilitator
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

04. Develop and collate a range of appropriate ideas and resources to support young childrens learning in areas of literacy and mathematics, including relevant ICT resources.

Activities:
Weekly hands on workshops using natural and recycled materials with Facilitator
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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