Unit Code: SC232B

Unit Title: Making Sense of the World

This is a year 2 unit which introduce to early childhood teacher trainees the importance of introducing scientific, mathematical and technological thinking in the early years of education. The unit focuses on the teacherโ€™s role in ECE in developing them to understand the world as children see it, and facilitating their learning in various ways.  The curriculum focus is on children โ€œmaking sense of the worldโ€, coming to understandings about whatโ€™s going on and how things work, to develop โ€˜working theoriesโ€™. Areas of discussion include empowerment and curriculum areas such as developing early mathematical, scientific and technological thinking in ECE settings.