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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

School/College

School of Education

Unit aim

Develops students’ conceptual knowledge of the key curriculum areas of science and technology, mathematics, creative arts, language, history and physical wellbeing for children aged from birth to five years. Students will create a portfolio of resources that can be used to develop children’s conceptual knowledge of these areas, with links made to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009) and the National Quality Standard (ACECQA, 2011).

Unit content

Topic 1: Holistic curriculum in the early childhood setting: an integrated approach to learning.

Topic 2: Key curriculum areas in prior to school settings:

  • science and technology
  • mathematics
  • creative arts
  • language
  • physical wellbeing
  • history

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 articulate conceptual knowledge related to key curriculum areas for children from birth to five years Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 create a portfolio of resources that can be used to develop conceptual knowledge, and experiences, for each curriculum area using an integrated and holistic approach Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
3 argue, with reference to the literature, how the resources will support the conceptual development of children’s learning of key curriculum knowledge Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
4 link the chosen resources to the EYLF and the NQS Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate conceptual knowledge related to key curriculum areas for children from birth to five years
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. create a portfolio of resources that can be used to develop conceptual knowledge, and experiences, for each curriculum area using an integrated and holistic approach
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. argue, with reference to the literature, how the resources will support the conceptual development of children’s learning of key curriculum knowledge
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. link the chosen resources to the EYLF and the NQS
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.