you are required to choose a Primary Education (5-11 years). You need to design
you are required to choose a Primary Education (5-11 years). You need to design a supportive, inclusive and welcoming learning environment that enables these children to participate actively and optimises learning and wellbeing, for which you will write a rationale. There are three elements to this assignment: (1) design; (2) rationale; and, (3) letter for families.
Create a welcoming learning setting for children in your chosen age range
Your design should be theoretically influenced, which you can discuss in your rationale
Design your setting in a creative and innovative way, including indoor and outdoor spaces. You might consider sketching, drawing, animating, developing a Computer Aided Design (CAD; e.g. Classroom Architect http://classroom.4teachers.org, or creating a model. You are encouraged to think beyond a traditional classroom.
Provide a written rationale which explains and justifies your design
Address how the design will be welcoming for children and adults, honour diversity, engage families, meet ethical and professional requirements, and support your personal approach for guiding behaviour.
Connect to literature and other relevant sources to show alignment with theory and to substantiate your ideas
3. Letter for families:
As an appendix, prepare a one-page document which communicates the nature of your design and its merits to families.
Your letter should be clear, accessible, and engaging. It should contribute to building/sustaining strong and respectful relationships with families.
This component of the assignment is not included in the word count.
4. Presentation & formatting:
Your assignment must be submitted through Turnitin as one document. It is recommended that you develop your assignment in Word, with the components sequenced as above, and convert to PDF prior to submission.
You can include your design in the document by photographing your model, scanning in your sketch, screencapping your CAD, etc. Make sure it is as high-resolution as possible. It needs to be clearly visible and presented to a professional standard.
Please name your PDF as follows: Surname_FirstName_MTP503_A2
Word count for rationale: 2500 words (+/- 10%)
Use headings to structure your rationale
Format with 11pt Arial or Times New Roman font
1.5 line spacing
APA 7th edition referencing conventions (http://libguides.library.curtin.edu.au/referencing)