Preservice teachers will continue to build their knowledge of how languages are articulated in early childhood centres of Reggio Emilia, Italy as a means for young children to express themselves as human beings, this unit focuses on the languages of maths, science, and technology. As part of the unit, pre-service teachers will engage with the languages of maths, science, and technology developing an understanding of the structures of each of these languages and how these languages can inspire multi-disciplinary experiences for young children to make meaning of their worlds.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ECE3006

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate the language of maths, science, and technology in general and in the context of early childhood.  
  2. Integrate the language of maths, science, and technology to build rich, multidisciplinary experiences in early childhood settings, which incorporate movement.  
  3. Contextualise math, science, and technology in relationship to the changing nature of education in an evolving local and global context.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Writing assignment analysing current influences on maths, science, and technology in the Early Childhood setting 30%
Creative Works Create a short digital presentation, using place to describe one of the languages (maths, science, technology) 35%
Project Integrating languages of maths, science, technology, create a sequence of early childhood experiences reflective of early childhood age span. 35%

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