Template Assignment

Template Assignment 2

Task 1:

(i) Context of setting: e.g. 3-year-old room, community preschool, rural, regional town of 8000 people, enrolment of families from various SES backgrounds including: farming and town families, 25% Aboriginal families. There is one family of Chinese descent who speak Cantonese at home as their first language.

(ii) Photos of what you observed (please annotate these using APA guidelines e.g. Figure 1: Three year olds engaged in a listening game). You need to be in two of these photos. Each photo should be labelled using APA guidelines). Two photos per part is needed. e.g. Part (i) should have 2 photos.

Critical analysis (use dot points only) Provide 1 example for each row, except for part iv) where you provide one about cultural and linguistic diversity and one about Indigenous languages.

What you observed that is positive (refer to photos above e.g. Figure 1) Use of time

How long was the activity available? How often is it available during the week or year?

Use of material

Were the props ‘pretend’ ones? Did the children use them as expected, extend their use or create them themselves? Did they restrict or enhance the activity?

Use of space

Who chose the space (teacher did by putting the activity there, or children moved or created the activity there)? Did the space enhance or restrict the activity?

Use of relationships

Teacher directed/child initiated? Who set up the activity and chose the resources?

iii) Inclusion and engagement of families

(Topic 1)

How will this benefit the children’s learning? (relate this to the lectures/topic notes, Moodle videos, text and readings using in-text referencing) Areas that could be improved e.g. what other integrated, sociocultural activities, scaffolding or extensions might be useful? Justify this with topic lectures, Moodle videos, text and readings (in-text referencing).
iv) Cultural & linguistic diversity

(Topics 1 and 2)

Indigenous languages (Topics 1 and 2)
Indigenous language context What is the main Indigenous language where the centre is located?

What percentage of Indigenous Australians live in this area?

Is this an endangered language?

How many people speak this language (estimated figures)?

What is being done to keep the language?

What is the local Indigenous Land Council?

List the resources available for the service to incorporate some of this language with the children.

What placenames from the area are Indigenous and what do they mean?

Provide a list of the main greetings and 5 other important words/phrases from this language (with English translations)
How will this benefit the children’s learning? (as above) Areas that could be improved (as above)
v) Listening

(Topic 3)

How will this benefit the children’s learning? (as above) Areas that could be improved (as above)
vi)Speaking

(Topic 4)

How will this benefit the children’s learning? (as above) Areas that could be improved? (as above)
vii) Literacy and Pre-reading

(Topic 5 and 6)

How will this benefit the children’s learning? (as above) Areas that could be improved? (as above)
viii) Pre-writing

(Topic 7)

How will this benefit the children’s learning? (as above) Areas that could be improved? (as above)

Task 2: Gap of listening, or speaking or pre-writing and curriculum web (references needed)

Task 3: Reference list for the whole assignment (new page)(APA 7 referencing needed – there is information about APA 7 in the Writing Help tile)

Task 4: Appendices: (new page)

Appendix 1. Ethics statement

Appendix 2. Any blank photo permission slips etc. from the EC service or one that you have created for this assignment

Appendix 3. Service letter (on service letterhead) to confirm your days/hours/tasks

Appendix 4. (only if needed) Any email evidence for extensions or prac. clash email from the OPL office showing dates of prac. from another subject.