Assessment and intentional teaching in ECE | Mid 2021

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    Welcome! We’re so glad you have joined us for this short course on early childhood assessment and intentional teaching. The course officially started on Monday June 28, with a Zoom webinar, a recording of which is available to watch in the first part of the course. The course will be available to enrolled users until Friday December 17.


    Accessing the course

    To access this course now, once you’re enrolled you can simply start with Module 1 below, or via the sidebar opposite. When you come back to do more, you can pick up where you left off by accessing the course from your Profile page, as shown opposite, below the Your bookmarks section.

    To access your Profile at any time, either choose Log in next to The Education Hub logo at the top of the website, or click on your user name in the same location if you are already logged in.

    Please note, the course is best used on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer, and is not optimised for use on mobile phone.

    If you have any technical issues, please email us.


    The course has a strong focus on understanding the nature of quality in assessment in Early Childhood Education (ECE), and on helping you to engage in high-quality assessment practice that supports you to notice, recognise and respond to children’s learning in intentional and meaningful ways.

    There is also a strong practical component to the course, and you will be supported to observe, assess, and intentionally plan for learning within your own setting.

    The course comprises three modules, and each module is organised into parts. Each part is estimated to be about one hour’s work, not including additional tasks that you will complete in your early childhood setting. Please work your way through each module in order, using the Complete buttons to keep track of your progress.

    You will find the following elements throughout the course:

    • Videos to watch and readings to introduce key ideas.
    • Questions for reflection, to help you engage as much as possible with the course content. Some of these might be personal, written reflections that you complete on your own, and others will invite you to find a colleague at work with whom to engage in professional discussion, using our reflective questions as a prompt.
    • Activities, such as evaluating and writing learning stories, so you can apply what you are learning about assessment and intentional teaching.
    • Online discussion boards for each module, in which you can share some of your experiences, thoughts and reflections with other course participants. We hope you’ll benefit from hearing each other’s ideas. You can see the forum for each module of this course in the sidebar, and each forum contains a topic for each part of that module. You can also access the forums from your Profile page.

    In the last section of the course, we will ask you to provide feedback on your experience. As you go through the course, please note any issues or mistakes, and include those in your feedback to help us to refine the course experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    We look forward to working with you. If you’re enrolled, you can get started with Module 1 below right now!