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EDU4160 Numeracy, Literacy and STEM in Early Childhood

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022

Overview

This course consolidates your skills and understanding in purposefully and creatively teaching numeracy, literacy and STEM. In recent years there has been global recognition of the importance of numeracy, literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, with research reinforcing the importance of children’s early experiences to later academic success. You will investigate children’s development of numeracy, literacy and STEM, through a variety of approaches including play. Contemporary research and a range of inquiry-based strategies will be used in developing your teaching in early childhood contexts.

You will focus on conceptual development, pedagogical approaches and practices for supporting children's learning of numeracy, literacy and STEM concepts. Through numeracy, literacy and STEM children develop academically, engage with imaginative inquiry, solve complex problems. You will explore children's use these concepts in making sense of their world, connecting with their environment and engaging with everyday activities.

Course participants will undertake a 30-day professional experience in this course. For full details of the Professional Experience particulars, please refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2022 External
Date printed 24 May 2022