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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore the core fundamentals of learning, mapping the processes in play as babies and toddlers explore their world through sound, touch, taste and experimentation. Students are presented with the theories about early learning alongside the practicalities of shaping the experiences of early learners. The notion of 'curriculum' for young children is addressed, including early mathematical processes; such as one to one correspondence, matching and sorting, memory, spatial reasoning and problem solving; and literacy including repetition, imitation, reading books, left/right orientation, drawing and writing.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeanne Grogan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course EBECE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, or requires Coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPlay in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contextsPrescribedEbbeck, M., & Waniganayake, M. (2010)MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsPlay and Learning in the Early YearsRecommendedBroadhead, P., Howard, J., & Wood, E. (2010)LONDON: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the learning processes of young children 0-3 years

Face to face and online activities

02. Demonstrate an understanding of curriculum for babies and toddlers

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03. Create and implement a play design to promote curriculum for babies and toddlers

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04. Develop and collate a range of ideas and resources to support young children's learning

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