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EDCU11031 - Development and Learning through Life

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Development and Learning through Life introduces students to theoretical perspectives on human development and learning that acknowledge the significance of the diversity of children, their social and cultural contexts and the systems of relationships that influence their development. Students develop knowledge and understanding of the complex interactions between physical, social, emotional, linguistic and intellectual aspects of development and reflect on that knowledge to interpret the impact of social and cultural contexts on learning, engagement, and the educational pathways and outcomes of students with diverse socioeconomic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Theoretical perspectives are applied to challenge notions of universal and predictable pathways of learning and draw implications for the importance of connectedness, positive learning environments and experiences, quality care and responsive education provision in the early years and in school settings.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2015

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay City
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Work 50%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 44.58% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Moodle content, scaffolding and teaching approaches supported learning success.
Recommendation
Retain unit learning materials and maintain teaching approaches.
Action Taken
Unit learning materials and teaching approaches maintained.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assessment structure support.
Recommendation
Design and provide support materials.
Action Taken
APA Style Formatting and Referencing tools, Academic Writing resources, assessment deconstruction videos and planning scaffolds were provided as support materials.
Source: Unit Coordinator self-reflection
Feedback
Size of teams for group component of AT1.
Recommendation
Increase team size for group component of AT1.
Action Taken
Team size for group component of AT1 averaged 4 students.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Moodle content and structure, scaffolding and teaching approaches supported learning success.
Recommendation
Retain unit learning materials and assessment support resources and maintain teaching approaches.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Content may cause emotional triggers for some students.
Recommendation
Include a warning about content in Orientation tile.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse observations of children’s learning and behaviour through reference to theoretical perspectives on development and the influence of social and cultural contexts.
  2. Explain the impact that factors such as gender, socio-economic, linguistic and cultural background and identity can have on educational pathways, experiences and outcomes.
  3. Identify factors, including the use of ICTs, that influence the development of dispositions to lifelong learning.
  4. Propose strategies to promote engagement, relevance and connectedness for young children and school-aged students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Successful completion of the unit Development and Learning through Life provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 3.4 and 4.1 and competency elements from the Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) including CHCPR303D: 1, 2, 3 and 4; CHCFC 504A: 1, 2 and 3; and CHCFC301A: 1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6 and 7. Assessment tasks for this unit may be included in a portfolio and used as evidence of progress towards meeting the standards at Graduate career stage and as the focus for identifying professional learning needs.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Work
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Work
2 - Practical and Written Assessment