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EDM5014 Planning for Learning: Curriculum, Play and Pedagogy

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCH or GDCH or MELT


This course equips educators with the knowledge and skills necessary for identifying, analysing and interpreting student data, as well as ways to communicate student learning and report clearly to key stakeholders the development capabilities, interests and strengths of young children. The course extends upon historical, contemporary and post-structuralist theories on play and draws from key curriculum documents, and student data, in order to equip educators with the skills to inform decision-making for co-constructing learning environments, designing effective teaching and learning sequences, selecting of meaningful resources. Educators will utilise age appropriate content and strategies to support children's meaning-making to enhance and extend on children's interests and identified learning goals. The course provides early childhood educators with the opportunity to develop an understanding and awareness of key features and themes of the Early Years Learning Framework, approved learning frameworks and early childhood curricula, and how these documents inform pedagogical decision-making. The course provides opportunities for educators to engage with and apply key learning to practice. Educators will participate in professional conversations and personal reflection as a way of improving practice. Educators will also investigate educative and interactive strategies required for the facilitation and support of successful transitions for children and families across learning contexts.

A professional experience placement is attached to this course. MELT preservice teachers will complete a 20-day professional experience to meet regulation requirements. Students need to pass the competency Assessment in this Course and reach a total passing Mark of 50% to be awarded a passing Grade in this course. Failure of the Professional Experience component will result in a fail grade for the course, regardless of the graded mark. Full details of the Professional Experience particulars can be found on the Professional Experience website and in the Professional Experience Book.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 External
Semester 2, 2023 External
Date printed 22 March 2023