EARLY YEARS LITERACY & NUMERACY

EDU2ELM

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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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBECB or EBECP or EBECE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Language, literacy and early childhood education.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorFellowes, J., & Oakley, G.

Year2014

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PublisherOxford University Press.

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Numeracy in early childhood: shared contests for teaching and learning

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMacmillan, A.

Year2009

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PublisherSouth Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.

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Programming and planning in early childhood setting

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorArthur, L., Beecher, B.,Death, D, Dockett, S., & Farmer, S.

Year2015

Edition/Volume6th ed

PublisherVictoria: Cengage Learning

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Just Imagine: Creative play experiences for children under six.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorCrook, S., & Farmer, B.

Year2002

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PublisherCroydon, Vic.:Tertiary Press.

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Play, dance, sing with young children.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLubawy, J.

Year2006

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PublisherWagga Wagga Victoria, MAD CD.

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Language and literacy development in early childhood.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorEwing, R., Callow, J., & Rushton, K.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Design and technology for children.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorFleer, M., & Jane, B.

Year2011

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PublisherFrenchs Forest, N.S.W. Pearson Australia

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Music in the early years: pathways into the social world.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorIlari, B.

Year2016

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PublisherResearch Student in Music Education, 38(1), 24-39. doi:10.1177/1321103X16642631

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Early childhood curriculum. Planning, assessment and implementation.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMcLachlan, C., Fleer, M., & Edwards, S.

Year2013

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PublisherU.S.A. Cambridge University Press.

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Primary and early childhood mathematics pedagogy.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMuir, T.

Year2012

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherPearson Australian

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Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts.

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorEbbeck, M & Waniganayake, M.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMelbourne: Oxford University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe a range of research informed literacy and mathematics learning processes of young children from birth to 8 years
02. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant theoretical perspectives and concepts in literacy and mathematics teaching for children from birth to 8 years of age.
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
04. Develop and collate a range of appropriate ideas and resources to support young children's learning in areas of literacy and mathematics, including relevant ICT resources.

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