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ECE301 Child Development 3 (Theory: Three to Five years)
Assessment 3: Essay
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Assessment 3: Essay
This assignment task requires you to research on barriers to learning and discuss how to break down these
barriers in early childhood education and care settings.
Word Count: 2000 words
Due date: Week 12
Percent of total grade: 40%
Details
The following key information needs to be presented in your essay:
o Identify at least three barriers to learning
o Discuss different types of barriers to learning and how they affect children’s learning and
development.
o Discuss what strategies can be used to break down these barriers in early childhood
education and care settings.
o You need to use at least 10 good quality references in your essay, such as:
– Peer reviewed journal articles.
– Edited academic books.
– Articles in professional journals.
– Statistical data from government websites.
– Website material from professional associations (use
sparingly and carefully).

Criteria Fail Pass Credit Distinction High Distinction Score
Identification of
barriers to
learning
Evidence of
synthesis of
multiple concepts
and sources of
information,
(30%)
Did not meet criterion.
Score range: 0 – 14.5
There is some evidence of
research and an attempt at
a discussion.
Score range: 15 – 17.5
Evidence has been
drawn on to highlight
and explain the
barriers to learning In
the educational
context.
The discussion is
primarily descriptive.
Score range: 18 – 20.5
Evidence has been
drawn on to critically
analyse the barriers to
learning.
There are some parts
of the discussion that
are descriptive in
nature.
Score range: 21 – 23.5
A wide array of
evidence has been
drawn on to critically
analyse the barriers
to learning.
An analytical
discussion is
presented
throughout.
Score range: 24 – 30
/30
Strategies to
break down these
barriers in early
childhood
education and
care settings.
Evidence sufficient
research and
insight into the
topic.
(40%)
Insufficient evidence of research
completed to support the
student’s argument. Any
insights into the topic are
largely opinion based and/or
erroneous.
Score range: 0 – 19.5
A basic level of research
and analysis into the topic.
Some minor analytical and
argument based flaws, but
the overall argument is still
sound.
Score range: 20 – 23.5
A good level of research
completed and solid
argument.
Lacking sufficient
research breadth or
depth to allow a
stronger argument.
Score range: 24 – 27.5
Strong depth of research
and analysis conducted,
and a strong and valid
argument.
Score range: 28 – 31.5
Highly insightful
argument resulting
from comprehensive
research and logical
discussion.
Score range: 32 – 40
/40
Structure
Evidence of a
logical flow to the
writing
(15%)
Insufficient structure to
demonstrate a logical flow to
the writing and important
aspects absent.
Score range: 0 – 7
Basic level of structure
which aids the
development of the
student’s argument,
although difficult to follow
at times.
Score range: 7.5 – 8.5
A reasonably well
structured paper which
provides a good
framework for the
development of the
student’s writing and
argument.
Score range: 9 – 10
A strongly structured
paper leading into a solid
conclusion.
Score range: 10.5 – 11.5
A faultlessly structured
paper which enhances
the student’s argument
and conclusion
Score range: 12 – 15
/15

 

Spelling, grammar,
referencing.
Evidence of
attention to
spelling,
grammar, and
referencing in the
written work
(15%)
Presentation of work does not
meet acceptable standards in
literacy or referencing.
Score range: 0 – 7
Rudimentary use of
appropriate referencing,
with little attention paid to
academic standards and/or
numerous spelling or
grammatical errors.
Score range: 7.5 – 8.5
Attention has been paid
to literacy and suitable
referencing, with a
number of issues or
errors.
Score range: 9 – 10
Solid literacy and
referencing standards
upheld in the majority of
cases, only minor
spelling, grammar and/or
referencing issues.
Score range: 10.5 – 11.5
Consistently applies
appropriate standards
of presentation in
referencing and
literacy (including
spelling, grammar and
sentence structure)
Score range: 12 – 15
/15
Assignment total /100