This unit will be delivered remotely/online in Session 2, 2020. Unit content will be available via the unit's iLearn site. Access to this site and to a computer with internet access will be essential in order to complete this unit.
Lectures: Weekly lectures will be available via iLearn each week.
Weekly tutorials: A weekly Zoom tutorial will be held each week on Thursday mornings from 10am -12pm
On campus dates: Wednesday and Thursday, September 16th and 17th. These sessions will also be held via Zoom. Further details on the arrangements for these two days will be available on iLearn.
Attendance for undergraduate units
Activities completed during weekly tutorials (internal) or on campus days (external) are essential for building the core knowledge and/or skills required to demonstrate the learning outcomes of this unit and to meet the AITSL Graduate Teacher Standards and/or ACECQA requirements. Attendance at all tutorials or on campus days is expected and the roll will be taken.
Students are required to attend the tutorial in which they are enrolled. Any changes to tutorial enrolments must be completed officially through e-student. Please do not contact the unit convenor requesting a change.
The following texts are required for this unit:
McLachlan, C., Fleer, M., & Edwards, S. (2018). Early childhood curriculum: Planning, assessment & implementation. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. (2010). Educators’ guide to the early years learning framework. Retrieved from http://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/educators_guide_to_the_early_yea rs_learning_framework_for_australia.pdf
Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations. (2009). Belonging, being & becoming. The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved from http://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/belonging_being_and_becoming_t he_early_years_learning_framework_for_australia.pdf
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. (2011). Guide to the National Quality Standards. Retrieved from http://files.acecqa.gov.au/files/National-Quality-Framework- Resources-Kit/NQF03-Guide-to-NQS-130902.pdf
It is also expected that you will use the following referencing guide in preparing written assignments:
Perrin, R. (2016). Pocket guide to APA style (6th ed.). Boston: Cengage Learning.
There are required readings each week. These are listed on iLearn.
During semester time, staff may contact students using the following ways:
Dialogue function on iLearn
Other iLearn communication functions
Official MQ Student Email Address
It is the student’s responsibility to check all electronic communication on a regular weekly basis.
In order to be eligible for a passing grade, students must meet the following attendance requirements:
- Students are expected to read weekly readings before completing tasks and attending tutorials
- Students are expected to listen/attend weekly lectures before completing tasks and attending tutorials
- All assessment tasks must be submitted
Note: It is not the responsibility of unit staff to contact students who have failed to submit assignments. If you have any missing items of assessment, it is your responsibility to make contact with the unit convenor.
Access and technical assistance
Information for students about access to the online component of this unit is available at ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/. You will need to enter your student username and password.
Please do NOT contact the Unit Convenor regarding iLearn technical help.
No extensions will be given for any technical issues. Allow enough time for your submissions.
Assistance is available from IT Helpdesk ph: 1800 67 4357, or log a request at help.mq.edu.au. OneHelp is the online IT support service for both students and staff.
This unit requires students to use several ICT and software skills:
Internet access: The iLearn site contains materials for this unit; it is also required for the online submission of all Assessment Tasks, and for the use of Turnitin submission for ALL tasks.
Word processing, visual representations, and document formatting: You are required to use an appropriate form of software to present your assignments.
Uploading of assessment tasks to iLearn.
Zoom tutorials and on-campus sessions (links to these will be provided via iLearn)