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ED4090 - Teaching for Learning 3 (ECE)

Not available in 2023

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject prepares preservice teachers for a range of professional roles within the classroom, school, with parent/caregivers and the wider community for children from birth to 8 years. Preservice teachers will investigate a range of curriculum theories and develop models of curriculum. The subject will draw extensively upon school-based activities to explore the relationship between theory, policy and practice. Preservice teachers will critically examine school assessment and reporting practices and relate these to the broader role of schools in communities. Specifically for ECE pre-service teachers, this subject provides a focus on the development of early childhood curriculum, the importance of critically reflective practice, and the preparation of a professional portfolio. This subject prepares pre-service teachers to integrate curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in ways that maximise young children's learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop and critique a range of ways of assessing, interpreting, reporting on and constructing feedback for student learning in early years contexts;
  • critically analyse the role of the teacher in early years contexts and develop strategies for professional and school renewal;
  • utilise a range of evidence based teaching strategies to support student engagement and learning;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an assured level and relevant ACECQA standards;
  • analyse research, policies and practices related to the provision of supportive learning environments and student well-being in early years contexts, as well as parent/carer engagement.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Action plan - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (70%) - Individual.
It is assumed that students will have advanced academic literacy capabilities as required for the successful completion of the assessment tasks in this subject, and the profession.
ED4190 and ED4293

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.