Early years literacy and numeracy analysis and critique

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Early years literacy and numeracy analysis and critique

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Analysis and critique of current literature to develop structures and processes for teaching numeracy

This task is designed to:
1. Develop in-depth understanding of the nature of early literacy and numeracy development in context of everyday life across families and cultures
2. Apply discipline knowledge and competency in literacy and also numeracy to the education of young children

Details of task:
The aim of this assignment is to help you research numeracy teaching through observations of children’s learning in a particular context of your choice. Watch a YouTube video with a child playing. The context could be a home, playgroup, outdoor learning area, shopping centre or an Early Childhood Care and Education setting. Observations of children for a period of up to 45 minutes (or smaller periods adding to a total of 45 minutes) are required for this task.

Your research report must address the following:
Firstly, the particular context in which the literacy and/or numeracy learning for example, who were involve, the setting. Additionally, the background information leading to the literacy and numeracy learning scenarios.
Secondly, describe the key literacy and/or numeracy learning components that occurred, detailing the specific activities observed and the concepts explored.
Thirdly, the extent to which you perceive the literacy and/or numeracy activities that occurred enhanced, or not, the children’s learning.
Lastly, substantiate your comments with reference to relevant curriculum frameworks and professional literature.

Conclude your research report by providing some useful directions, based on your findings and professional reading, to support numeracy learning for young children.
As a researcher you must take detailed observational notes, including details of conversations and interactions in the context of your choice, as data to support your reporting of the numeracy learning.

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