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Contemporary Perspectives of Learning and Development

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Assignment details

For this assessment you are required to write an essay addressing the following prompt:

Your essay should include:

  1. An introduction that summarises what will be covered in your
  1. A discussion and analysis of the prompt using your understanding of the social, cultural, historical factors of childhood and an aligning philosophical child development

Important note: You are required to link your discussion, analysis and theorising to one of the following philosophical approaches by considering how this informs your future teaching practice.

Reggio Emilia. Steiner.

Montessori. Te Wh?riki.

Forest Schools.

  1. A conclusion that summarises the points discussed in your essay and makes one final statement about your response.

Essay presentation and preparation

When preparing for and completing your essay please ensure to take note of the following requirements:

include the full essay prompt as the heading – please do not alter it your essay can be written in a combination of first and third-person use 1.5 spacing and 12 size font using Times New Roman or Calibri no subheadings are required in the text

you must use APA 7 style referencing in¬text and include a reference list (which is not included in the word count). Your reference list must start on a separate page and be included with your final submission

use of readings from the unit material is expected.

Supporting resources

The following resources will support you in completing this assignment:

– This page provides additional information to assist you in further unpacking the criteria requirements of your essay as well as support you in completing the analysis component.

guide (this includes guidelines on how to cite and reference ACARA and EYLF).

section of the Student Hub  section of the 'Student hub'.

Submission details overview

This assignment will be submitted through Canvas. When you are ready to submit your assignment, select the 'Start Assignment' button at the top of this page. You will be taken to the 'File Upload' tab where you can choose your file or submit your URL.

Please note: When you submit your assignment through Canvas, you are also submitting the assignment through Turnitin, which is a text-matching service that compares your work with an international database of information sources. You will need to agree to using it.

Once you have submitted your assignment, select 'Submission Details' on the right of your screen to view your originality report if you haven't already done so.

Please allow a 24-hour turnaround for an originality report to be generated. See the 'Turnitin page in the Study Resources section of the Student Hub for several guides to assist with the submission process.

Resubmissions after the due date without prior approval from your Unit Coordinator may not be marked.

Assignment support

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Assignment criteria

To receive maximum marks you must demonstrate clarity and understanding of the topic and offer an interpretation of the issues and implications together with a very high level of scholarship.

  1. An analysis that considers:

The image of the child and the process of learning and development.

The social, cultural, historical factors of childhood and an aligning philosophical child development theory

Discussion of one approach- Reggio Emilia, Steiner, Montessori, Te Whariki, Forest Schools – and how this knowledge informs your future teaching practice

  1. Theory and research – Inter-connection, Evaluation and Cognitive engagement

Draws on relevant academic readings and references to support your discussion (Use of readings from the unit material are expected).

Consideration and depth of thought regarding the topic.

Analysis and discussion show critical thinking and reasoning

  1. Academic expression and referencing:

A clear essay structure that includes an introduction, main body and conclusion. Consideration to writing for and engaging an audience.

Accurate and coherent writing including grammar, spelling and expression. Sources from the unit are referred to and included in the reference list.

Adherence to APA 7 referencing style.

Request assignment extension

We understand that at times your studies may be adversely affected by illness, misadventure or some other extraordinary cause or circumstance reasonably beyond your control. If you feel this is the case and you need an extension to support you in completing your assignment, please select 'I would like to request an extension' below to access the request process.

Please note: For team assignments, each team member must submit a request.

Assessment declaration

All students must agree to the following declaration when submitting assignment items.

Declaration and Statement of Authorship

  1. I have not impersonated, or allowed myself to be impersonated by any person for the purposes of this assignment.
  2. This assignment is my/our original work and no part of it has been copied from any other source except where due acknowledgement is made.
  3. No part of this assignment has been written for me by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the lecturer/teacher
  4. I have not previously submitted this work for this or any other course/unit.
  5. I give permission for my assignment response to be reproduced, communicated, compared and archived for plagiarism detection, benchmarking or educational

I understand that:

Plagiarism is the presentation of another person's work as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to exclusion from the university. Plagiarised material may be drawn from published and unpublished written documents,

interpretations, computer software, designs, music, sounds, images, photographs, and ideas or ideological frameworks gained through working with another person or in a group.

Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited.

I agree and acknowledge that:

  1. I have read and understood the Declaration and Statement of Authorship
  2. I accept that use of my Swinburne account to electronically submit this assignment constitutes my agreement to the Declaration and Statement of Authorship.
  3. If I do not agree to the Declaration and Statement of Authorship in this context, the assessment outcome may not be valid for assessment purposes and may not be included in my aggregate score for this unit.
  4. I am aware that it is not acceptable to resubmit the same piece of work (in part or as whole) for multiple assignments without permission from the Unit
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