Undergraduate | LTU-EDU3ELM | 2024
Early Years Literacy and Numeracy
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 6 weeks
- 29 July 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Describe a range of research informed literacy and mathematics learning processes of young children from birth to 8 years.
- Demonstrate an understanding of relevant theoretical perspectives and concepts in literacy and mathematics teaching for children from birth to 8 years of age.
- 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 curriculum documents.
- 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.
- Theoretical Perspectives
- Literacy Concept Development for Young Children
- Mathematical Concept Development for Young Children
- The Role of Nature Play in Facilitating Literacy and Mathematical Thinking
- The Role of Music in Facilitating Literacy and Mathematical Thinking
- The Power of Creativity and Imagination
- Technology and Multimodal Communication
- Contextualising Learning Through Assessment
In this subject pre-service teachers explore the fundamentals of literacy development and mathematical thinking for teaching and learning for children from birth to 8 years. Pre-service teachers 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 Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework, and the Victorian/Australian Curriculum documents. Pre-service teachers 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.
- Teaching resource (2000 words). (50%)
- Part A: Informing Teaching Practice diagnostic task (200 words) (10%). This assessment task will be undertaken within the first 2 weeks of the term. Part B: Informing Teaching Practice (1800 words) (40%) (50%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- LAT-ECE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees