|Short Description:||Early Years Data & Assessment|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course examines the role of data and assessment in learning and teaching processes, and builds an understanding of the purpose of different data sets at varying levels of diagnostic relevance for early childhood teachers to understand children. Preservice teachers will learn how and when to use a range of assessment strategies and how to interpret data to inform planning and to modify teaching practices using relevant curriculum frameworks. In addition, preservice teachers will learn skills of observation, analysis and reporting as the basis for communicating with parents in order to involve them in their child's educational experience. Preservice teachers will be introduced to a data driven decision-making cycle for planning and develop knowledge and a rationale for gathering accurate information on and with children, which is the foundation for planning and organising appropriate learning opportunities for learners and for teachers' own professional learning needs.
|Semester 2, 2021||Online|