TCHR5003: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
ASSESSMENT 1: Critical Review
Title Assessment 1: Critical Review
Due Date Monday 20th November 11:59pm AEDT (Week 4)
Length 1500 words
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 1: Describe and apply the key principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework (AGDE, 2022).
• ULO 2: Understand and analyse the importance of relationships and how to build and foster them with children, families, staff and the community respecting the diversities of their histories and backgrounds.
• ULO 3: Develop the knowledge and skills regarding setting up learning environments for children that are flexible and sustainable both indoors and outdoors.
Students are required to develop a professional response to the three (3) scenarios described below that have occurred in early childhood settings making reference to the unit materials, the National Quality Standard (ACECQA, 2020) and the EYLF (AGDE, 2022).
The scenarios are based on real life events in early childhood settings and relate to the early childhood principles and practices that have been explored over the first three weeks of the unit.
Develop a professional response to each scenario below (500 words each) to demonstrate your knowledge of relationships and the environment, by referring to the EYLF, the NQS and unit materials to support your points.
You are the early childhood teacher in the toddler room. You notice some of your staff do not believe the toddlers are capable of making choices and completing routines on their own.
a) What do you say to the staff about why children’s agency is important in the toddler room and how will you communicate this to staff?
b) Provide staff one way they could allow the children to have more agency in the room.
Justify your response with reference to one NQS Quality Area (ACECQA, 2020), one EYLF Principle and one EYLF Practice (AGDE, 2022).
You are the early childhood teacher responsible for the four-year-old room in a long day care centre that provides food. You are wanting to implement a healthier eating program within your room. You have diverse family groups from a wide variety of cultures and food preferences (including families who are vegan).
a) What is one way you could involve the children in developing and implementing the healthier eating program?
b) What is one way you could involve the families and community in developing and implementing the healthier eating program?
Use one NQS Quality Area (ACECQA, 2020), one EYLF Principle and one EYLF practice (AGDE, 2022) to justify your changes.
You are the educator in the 0–2-year-old room. You have a number of new families who do not understand why the children are so upset at drop off time. You want to ensure that parents are aware that this is common for many children.
a) Explain a strategy you could use to help the children build trust and settle each morning.
b) Outline what information you would share with families about this issue.
Use one NQS Quality Area (ACECQA, 2020), one EYLF Principle and one EYLF Practice (AGDE, 2022) to justify why your actions are important for the child and family.
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_assessment1_criticalreview
• 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
APA 7th referencing format is required in Faculty of Education assessment tasks – link to SCU Libguide here: APA 7 Referencing.
Assessments should be submitted using the Turnitin activity titled “Assessment 1: Critical Review” in the Assessments Tasks & Submission section on the Blackboard site. Only Microsoft Word documents submitted via the Turnitin portal on Blackboard will be accepted.
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Late Submissions & Penalties
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• 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
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1. 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.
TCHR5003: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION