PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICes IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ASSESSMENT 2: Report

TCHR1001: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICes IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

Summary

Title

Assessment 2: Report

Due Date

Friday 8th December (WEEK
6) at 11:59pm AEDT

Length

2000 words

Weighting

50%

Submission

1 word document submitted to Turnitin

Unit Learning Outcomes

You will demonstrate the following
Unit Learning Outcomes on the successful completion of this task:

 

·       
ULO 3: Develop the knowledge and skills regarding setting up
learning environments for children that are flexible and sustainable both
indoors and outdoors.

·       
ULO 4: Reflect upon, and critique the holistic approaches of
principles and practices.

 

 

 

Task Description

This task requires students to reflect upon the Early Years Learning Framework [EYLF] (AGDE, 2022) Principles and Practices and write a report demonstrating their understanding of high-quality pedagogy.

 

Rationale

Early childhood educators are required to understand the importance of high-quality practice and be able to identify what high-quality practice looks like. In this assessment, students identify high-quality practice and determine the principles, theory and research that underpins such practice. This assessment aims for students to develop an understanding of how to align practice, principles, theory and research.

 

Task Instructions

You are required to answer each of the following:

 

a)      Briefly outline how you think the Early Years Learning Framework will guide your early childhood education and care pedagogy (approx. 200 words).

b)     Discuss how you will implement Respect for diversity, Sustainability and a principle of your choice within a high-quality early childhood education and care setting.

c)      Discuss how you will implement Responsiveness to children, Learning environments and a practice of your choice within a high-quality early childhood education and care setting.

 

The EYLF Principles and Practices that you can choose from are listed below:

PRINCIPLES:

–         Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships

–         Partnerships

–         Respect for diversity (compulsory)

–         Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives

–         Equity, inclusion and high expectations

–         Sustainability (compulsory)

–         Critical reflection and ongoing professional learning

–         Collaborative leadership and teamwork

 

PRACTICES:

–         Holistic, integrated and interconnected approaches

–        Responsiveness to children (compulsory)

–        Play-based learning and intentionality

–         Learning environments (compulsory)

–         Cultural responsiveness

–        Continuity of learning and transitions

–        Assessment and evaluation for learning, development and wellbeing

 

 

Follow the steps below to complete this task:

 

·        Create a new Word Document and save it with your surname and initial and the assessment task’s name. E.g: MillsA_TCHR5003_assessment2_report

·        Create a cover page with the following details:

o   Student name

o   Student ID

o   Unit code

o   Unit Assessor and Tutor names

o   Date submitted

·        Complete one reference list for the entire assessment task.

·        Once complete, submit task via the Turnitin link in the Assessment and Submission section of the unit site.

·        Adhere to APA7 formatting guidelines

 

Referencing Style

APA 7th referencing format is required in Faculty of Education assessment tasks – link to SCU Libguide here:   APA 7 Referencing.

 

Task Submission

Assessments should be submitted using the Turnitin activity titled “Assessment 2: Report” in the Assessments Tasks & Submission section on the Blackboard site. Only Microsoft Word documents submitted via the Turnitin portal on Blackboard will be accepted.

 

Special Consideration

Students wishing to request special consideration to extend the due date of an assessment task must submit a Request for Special Consideration form via their MyEnrolment page as early as possible and prior to the original due date for that assessment task, along with any accompanying documents, such as medical certificates.

Late Submissions & Penalties

Except when special consideration is awarded, late submission of assessment tasks will lead automatically to the imposition of a penalty. Penalties will be incurred as soon as the deadline is reached.

•                 a penalty of 5% of the available marks will be deducted from the actual mark at one minute after the time listed in the due date

•                 a further penalty of 5% of the available mark will be deducted from the actual mark achieved on each subsequent calendar day until the mark reaches zero.”

 

Grades & Feedback

Assignments that have been submitted by the due date will receive an SCU grade and written feedback. Grades and feedback will be posted to “Grades & Feedback” section on the Blackboard unit site. Please allow 7 working days for marks to be posted.

 

Academic Integrity

At Southern Cross University academic integrity means behaving with the values of honesty, fairness, trustworthiness, courage, responsibility and respect in relation to academic work. The Southern Cross University Academic Integrity Framework aims to develop a holistic, systematic and consistent approach to addressing academic integrity across the entire University.  For more information see the SCU Academic Integrity Framework

GenAI May Not be Used

Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) tools, such as ChatGPT, may not be used for this Assessment Task. You are required to demonstrate if you have developed the unit’s skills and knowledge without the support of GenAI. If you use GenAI tools in your assessment task, it may result in an academic integrity breach against you as described in the Student Academic and Non-Academic Misconduct Rules, Section 3.

Assessment Rubric

 

Marking Criteria and % allocation

High Distinction +
(100%)

High Distinction
(85–99%)

Distinction

(75–84%)

Credit (65­–74%)

Pass (50–64%)

Marginal Fail

(35-49%)

Fail

(1-34%)

Not Addressed

(0%)

Explanation
of how the EYLF guides early childhood education and care pedagogy.

 

10 marks

Achieves all the criteria for a high
distinction to an exemplary standard, without any errors.

Outstanding explanation of how the EYLF guides
early childhood education and care pedagogy.

 

 

Very good explanation of how the EYLF guides
early childhood education and care pedagogy.

 

 

Good explanation of how the EYLF guides
early childhood education and care pedagogy.

 

 

Satisfactory explanation of how the EYLF guides
early childhood education and care pedagogy.

 

 

Poor explanation of how the EYLF guides
early childhood education and care pedagogy.

 

No explanation of how the EYLF guides
early childhood education and care pedagogy.

 

 

 

Identification,
examples and analysis of high-quality ECEC Principles

 

15 marks

Achieves all the criteria for a high
distinction to an exemplary standard, without any errors.

Outstanding detail, examples and analysis
regarding the identification of high-quality principles.

Very good detail, examples and
analysis regarding the identification of high-quality principles.

 

Good detail, examples and analysis
regarding the identification of high-quality principles.

 

Satisfactory detail, examples and analysis
regarding the identification of high-quality principles.

 

Inadequate detail, examples and analysis
regarding the identification of high-quality principles.

 

No detail, examples or analysis regarding
the identification of high-quality principles.

 

 

Identification,
examples and analysis of high-quality ECEC Practices

 

15 marks

Achieves all the criteria for a high
distinction to an exemplary standard, without any errors.

Outstanding detail, examples and analysis
regarding the identification of high-quality practices.

 

Very good detail, examples and
analysis regarding the identification of high-quality practices.

 

Good detail, examples and analysis
regarding the identification of high-quality practices.

 

Satisfactory detail, examples and analysis
regarding the identification of high-quality practices.

Inadequate detail, examples and analysis
regarding the identification of high-quality practices.

No detail, examples or analysis regarding
the identification of high-quality practices.

 

Use of unit materials and relevant early childhood literature.

 

5 marks

Achieves all the criteria for a high distinction to an exemplary
standard, without any errors.

Outstanding reference to relevant unit materials
and early childhood literature.

Very good reference to relevant unit materials and early
childhood literature.

Good reference to relevant unit materials and early childhood
literature.

Satisfactory reference to relevant unit materials
and early childhood literature.

Inadequate reference to relevant unit materials
and early childhood literature.

No reference to relevant unit materials and early childhood
literature.

 

Academic
Literacy

 

5 marks

Achieves
all the criteria for a high distinction to an exemplary standard, without any
errors.

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding and application
of correct writing conventions, including accurate spelling, grammar, and
punctuation. The reference list contains all the required information in the
correct APA 7 format.

Demonstrates
a thorough understanding and application of correct writing conventions by
correctly using spelling, grammar, and punctuation throughout with very minor
inaccuracies.

The reference list contains all the required information
in the correct APA 7 format, with very minor errors.

Demonstrates
a good understanding and application of correct writing conventions by
correctly using spelling, grammar, and punctuation, with minor inaccuracies.

The
reference list contains all the required information, but some items may be
in an incorrect format or have more than five minor errors.

 

Demonstrates
a satisfactory understanding and application of correct writing conventions
by mostly using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, with some
inaccuracies.

The reference list provides most of the required
information, but there are some errors.

Poor
understanding and application of correct writing conventions, including
accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation that impact readability. The
reference list is incorrectly formatted or there are an inadequate number of
references.

Poor understanding and application of correct writing
conventions, including accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation, that
significantly impact readability. The reference list is incomplete or
missing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Distinction:

The student’s performance, in addition to satisfying all of the basic learning requirements, demonstrates distinctive insight and ability in researching, analysing and applying relevant skills and concepts, and shows exceptional ability to synthesise, integrate and evaluate knowledge. The student’s performance could be described as outstanding in relation to the learning requirements specified.

Distinction:

The student’s performance, in addition to satisfying all of the basic learning requirements, demonstrates distinctive insight and ability in researching, analysing and applying relevant skills and concepts, and shows a well-developed ability to synthesise, integrate and evaluate knowledge. The student’s performance could be described as distinguished in relation to the learning requirements specified.

Credit:

The student’s performance, in addition to satisfying all of the basic learning requirements specified, demonstrates insight and ability in researching, analysing and applying relevant skills and concepts. The student’s performance could be described as competent in relation to the learning requirements specified.

Pass:

The student’s performance satisfies all of the basic learning requirements specified and provides a sound basis for proceeding to higher-level studies in the subject area. The student’s performance could be described as satisfactory in relation to the learning requirements specified.

Fail:

The student’s performance fails to satisfy the learning requirements specified.



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