EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

Early childhood education and care:

 

Assignment Details:

This task has two (2) parts and students are to submit both parts as one document.

1.  Learning story– You will be required to watch videos (will be provided on canvas) and observe the interaction and action of children (3 to 5 years old) in the video. Based on your observations of children’s play and interaction with the teacher, you are required to choose four videos from the provided videos and write a learning story for each of the four videos. Focussing on the children’s engagement and interaction with teachers/peers in relation to learning of STEM concept/s. You are to also include possible future planning or “What is next” based on your observations. You are required to use a minimum of five scholarly references (APA 7th edition), to inform your understanding of how children 3-5 years old learn STEM concept/s through play.

Please Note: In the first instance, you must use a pseudonym of the child/ren in the video and add a short descriptor of the child/ren, so your marker will know who you are referring to.

1. An Integrated curriculum planner–  You are to choose one (1) of your learning stories from section 1 and  the what is next plan, you are to document an integrated curriculum that extends children’s prior knowledge, questions and exploration across the areas of science, technology, environment and mathematics (STEM) as appropriate. You are to use the template provided on Canvas, to document your curriculum and you are to plan two (2) integrated STEM play spaces or provocations based on the “what next” section of your chosen learning story. [ For example, this might include a significant change to an existing area, creating a new area or leading a group experience]. Your curriculum planner must include the following:

·  A minimum of two (2) integrated play spaces and/or provocations planned across science, mathematics, technology, and environment/sustainability

· How the curriculum builds on children’s prior learning and how a range of individual, small group and whole group experiences were planned

· Clear learning goals and teaching strategies that were planned with links to the EYLF

Students must use the template provided on the course canvas shell. The word limit for this assignment should not be more than 2,000 words (learning story and curriculum plan).

Task 2. Full Marking Criteria (50 marks)

25 marks: Learning story-

· The student has chosen four videos from provided videos from the canvas.

· Learning story submitted follows the appropriate conventions and styles of the genre, and clearly explains how learning was noticed and responded to over time. Student has used the provided template.

· The learning story provides thoughtful and developmentally sound ‘what is next’ goals that are linked to EYLF and other scholarly sources (use APA 7th edition for referencing)

· The voices of children and educators are present in the learning story and decision-making.

 

25 marks: Integrated curriculum planner: the completed integrated planner has been provided that clearly details:

· A minimum of two (2) integrated play spaces and/or provocations planned across science, mathematics, technology and environment/sustainability

· How the curriculum builds on children’s prior learning and how a range of individual, small group and whole group experiences were planned

· Clear learning goals and teaching strategies that were planned with links to the EYLF

Feedback on your assignment and your grade will be released via the Grades item on the left menu approximately 18 days after your submission.

Assessment 2
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe student picks four videos from provided videos on the canvas (5 marks) 5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLearning story submitted follows the appropriate conventions and styles of the genre, and clearly explains how learning was noticed and responded to over time. Student has used the provided template (10 marks) 10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe learning story provides thoughtful and developmentally sound ‘what is next’ goals that are linked to EYLF and other scholarly sources (APA 7th edition) (5 marks) 5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe voices of children and educators are present in the learning story and decision-making (5 marks) 5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeA minimum of two (2) integrated play spaces and/or provocations planned across science, technology and environment/sustainability (10 marks) 10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeHow the curriculum builds on children’s prior learning and how a range of individual, small group and whole group experiences were planned (5 marks) 5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClear learning goals and teaching strategies that were planned with links to the EYLF (10 marks) 10.0 pts
Total Points: 50.0

RUBURIC:

 

 

 

Videos:

Counting flowers – https://youtu.be/G7m5WGJJO8o

Extending children’s ideas (video 1 of 4): Intentional teaching – ( https://youtu.be/bylL-3W7pAI )

Making salad – https://youtu.be/EqlVjlZN4Fw

Project re-using milk containers – https://youtu.be/UMgjyn7DXzE

Discussing butterflies’ markings – https://youtu.be/Z8dNDnezbYc