Overview

In this unit, students develop the skills and knowledge required to engage in curriculum planning, programming and evaluation. Students will develop a strong understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and other relevant documents. They will investigate science, numeracy, technology, physical and health education and social and environmental education. Students will also complete 20 days of professional experience (children aged 3-5 years) in an approved early childhood setting.

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Quarter 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-January-2024
31-March-2024
Last self-enrolment date
29-January-2024
Census date
16-February-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
01-March-2024
Results released date
23-April-2024
Quarter 1
Location
Online
Start and end dates
29-January-2024
31-March-2024
Last self-enrolment date
29-January-2024
Census date
16-February-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
01-March-2024
Results released date
23-April-2024
Quarter 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
22-April-2024
23-June-2024
Last self-enrolment date
22-April-2024
Census date
10-May-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
24-May-2024
Results released date
16-July-2024
Quarter 2
Location
Online
Start and end dates
22-April-2024
23-June-2024
Last self-enrolment date
22-April-2024
Census date
10-May-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
24-May-2024
Results released date
16-July-2024
Quarter 3
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
15-July-2024
15-September-2024
Last self-enrolment date
15-July-2024
Census date
02-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
16-August-2024
Results released date
08-October-2024
Quarter 3
Location
Online
Start and end dates
15-July-2024
15-September-2024
Last self-enrolment date
15-July-2024
Census date
02-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
16-August-2024
Results released date
08-October-2024
Quarter 4
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
07-October-2024
08-December-2024
Last self-enrolment date
07-October-2024
Census date
25-October-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
08-November-2024
Results released date
14-January-2025
Quarter 4
Location
Online
Start and end dates
07-October-2024
08-December-2024
Last self-enrolment date
07-October-2024
Census date
25-October-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
08-November-2024
Results released date
14-January-2025

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Plan and deliver a range of learning experiences that support children's learning and development in numeracy, science, technology, physical and health education and social and environmental education.
  • Evaluate teaching and children's learning experiences for science, numeracy, technology, physical and health education and social and environmental education.
  • Investigate learning trajectories for science, numeracy, technology, physical and health education and social and environmental education to support all children aged birth to 5 years and develop high expectations for all children's learning.
  • Develop suitable pedagogical approaches to support sciences, numeracy, technology, physical and health education and social and environmental education in the early childhood education settings.
  • Examine and critique the design of effective learning environments to support children's play in the areas of science, numeracy, technology, physical and health education and social and environmental education for children aged birth to 5 years in a range of different early childhood education settings.

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
Lecture
2.00 8 weeks 16
On-campus
Class
4.00 6 weeks 24
Placement
Placement
37.50 4 weeks 150
Specified Activities
Various
6.50 8 weeks 52
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
7.25 8 weeks 58
TOTAL300

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Placement
Placement
37.50 4 weeks 150
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
17.75 8 weeks 142
Specified Activities
Various
1.00 8 weeks 8
TOTAL300

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 50% 2,3 
PortfolioIndividual 50% 1,4,5 
Professional Experience ReportIndividual 0% 1,2,4,5 

Content

  • Early Years Learning Framework and other relevant state documents to support learning and development
  • Numeracy with children aged birth to 5 years
  • Science with children aged birth to 5 years
  • Technology with children aged birth to 5 years
  • Physical and Health Education with children aged birth to 5 years
  • Social and environmental education with children aged birth to 5 years
  • Curriculum Planning, Programming and Evaluation in early childhood education

 

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.