Course Title: Learning Across the Curriculum in Early Childhood

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Learning Across the Curriculum in Early Childhood

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Elise Hunkin

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 7859

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.13

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course examines principles, practices and factors influencing children’s overall growth, wellbeing and learning. You will explore pedagogical practices in relation to overall wellbeing of children birth to eight. In this course you will take a holistic approach to explore the relationships of science, nature, environment sustainability and health education in early childhood settings. Issues of environment and ecological developments have emerged as a global concern for sustainability in environment as it affects the world we live in. Teaching strategies to promote learning across the curriculum will be examined to integrate a participative, experiential and engaging program for children to construct meanings from their daily experiences in learning science, technology, environment and wellbeing.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Not on the document

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Understand different models of integrated learning across curriculum for birth to 8 (VEYLDF) and apply pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning of science, environment, health and wellbeing for children.
  2. Develop knowledge on environmental education, science, technology, health and wellbeing
  3. Develop capability to plan and develop activities to enhance children’s learning and understanding on the factors influencing growth, wellbeing, nature and bearing responsibility for the ecological sustainability of environments
  4. Design and plan an engaging program to integrate learning across curriculum and drawing from a variety of pedagogical strategies

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is based on experiential and active learning where learners work individually or with others in the wider community to share and co-construct their knowledge and skills.  The course may include a range of activities from face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, outdoor exploration, parks, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes of the course.

Overview of Learning Resources


Your RMIT lecturer will recommend and also provide learning resources in this course include books, journal articles and web resources appropriate for environmental education for sustainability in early childhood.  Course content, lecture notes, readings and explanatory notes will be available electronically on the Distributed Learning System (DLS). You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning



Overview of Assessment

 Will be provided in class.