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 teacher’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 “making sense of the world”, coming to understandings about what’s going on and how things work, to develop ‘working theories’. Areas of discussion include empowerment and curriculum areas such as developing early mathematical, scientific and technological thinking in ECE settings.