Case Study: Year six student
Critically analyse a case study of a student in a Year Prep-6 setting.
Provide an analysis of the child and
discuss the implications for classroom practice, with reference to developmental theories, social and family context.
Recommend school and home-based parental care strategies to improve learning and school engagement.
Unpacking the task
Suggested structured for the Case Study. It is highly recommended to also use headings to assist
in structuring your writing and for long assessment tasks. You may choose to vary the headings and order of information
as this is just a recommended guideline. The word amounts for each paragraph are an approximate, therefore the total
number of paragraphs will vary, depending on writing style.
Paragraph 1 Include topic sentence that summarises key points to be discussed throughout.
Provide brief overview of Case study.
200-225 words eachPart A
Paragraph 3-8 200-225 words each
Analyse the child in the case study using the developmental theories
and providing an understanding of the social and family context and discuss the implications for the classroom
and teacher practice in a primary setting.
200-225 words each
Paragraph 9-11 Recommendations for school and home to improve parent-school communication
and to improve student learning and school engagement (for the student and the family).
Paragraph 12 Summarise all of key points discussed. What does all of this information mean.
State how will it be relevant to teaching in a secondary setting.