Early Childhood Professional Experience 2: Planning, Assessment and Reporting - 2018

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (50%) , Exercises (50%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 2,950.00
International 3,200.00

This unit will critically examine the principles and practices appropriate for planning, assessing and reporting in educational settings for 3, 4 and 5 year-olds. Assessment strategies for this age group will be compared and contrasted. The three-week professional experience placement aims to provide opportunities for Early Childhood Educators to design, implement and evaluate teaching programs and assess student learning. The overall pass requirement for the unit consists of a mark of at least 50% for the theory component and a pass for the professional experience placement.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. design and implement rigorous programs that demonstrate differentiated learning experiences for children aged 3-5 years
  2. evaluate and improve teaching programs to enhance children’s learning
  3. compare and contrast assessment strategies and develop a range of appropriate assessment procedures for children 3-5 year old
  4. interpret student assessment data; collaborate with school personnel to make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning and report to educational stakeholders.
  • Essay (50%)
  • Exercises (50%)
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Inquiry based learning. Science and humanities inquiry skill development. Planning and assessment Artefact and community resources Inquiry based
2Geography, sustainability, place and space, EYLF, Australian Curriculum (or state curriculum)
3Family and local history, curriculum planning and assessment
4Social and emotional development as a foundation for civic and citizenship. EYLF
5Social justice, human rights education, global education. EYLF, Australian Curriculum (or state curriculum). Curriculum planning and assessment
6Scientific literacy in the Early Childhood context. Holistic science teaching and learning
7Biological Understandings; conceptual development in the early years. Talking science and the nature of effective questioning. EYLF, State Curriculum
8Physical science understandings: Multimodal representation and reasoning scientifically Assessment of science learning. EYLF, State Curriculum
9Chemical Understandings. Managing resources and a safe science environment. EYLF, State Curriculum
10Earth and Space Science Understandings.
11Science inquiry centres; cross curricula priorities; Aboriginal science and Sustainability. EYLF, State Curriculum

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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