Moving with Young Children

Unit code: ECE2007 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time
Online Self-Paced
St Albans
N/A
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Overview

Dominant understandings of physical activity and health as defined in policy documents, stage development theories, and curriculum frameworks teach about movement through concepts of exercise, fitness, movement skills, and physical literacy. This unit focuses on constructing early childhood pedagogies that think with moving, rather than about movement, as pre-service students consider how moving happens in ways that do not fit pre-existing [or inherited] criteria for teaching, understanding, or describing movement. Intentional working with movement through inquiry and wonder offers students an experience in exploring how children move with/in the world, and how this informs teaching and learning that is complex, ethical, and political.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Examine physical activity and health as defined in policy documents, stage development theories, and curriculum frameworks.
  2. Articulate what capable children can do with their bodies across early childhood settings.
  3. Design curriculum reflective of moving with children that is complex, ethical, and political.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Exercise
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Grade: 30%
In-class activities examining policy, stage theories, and curriculum frameworks defining physical activity and health
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 35%
Read and analyse a specific set of literature assigned focussed on moving with young children
Assessment type: Project
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Grade: 35%
Create a curricular experience based in the conceptual idea of moving with young children; present through e-portfolio presentation

Required reading

Links to required texts will be available via VU Collaborate.

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