Available to students enrolled in both EDUC2324 and EDUC2424 in the same calendar year
1 x 1-hour lecture per semester 10 x 1-day field placements per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ EDUC2324 - Professional Experience: Year 2A (Early Childhood)
This topic helps to prepare students for entry into the teaching profession. Students will be placed in an early childhood setting for 10 single day visits. They will observe and work alongside registered teachers.
This topic aims to:
make a meaningful contribution to childrens learning and the settings curriculum priorities
test and use their theoretical knowledge, particularly in relation to the expressive arts and childrens literacy and numeracy learning and development
interact with individual children and small groups of children and as a contributing member of an educational team
use a variety of observation techniques and a modified version of the Leuven Involvement Scale to gain insight into the types of experiences, activities and ideas that engage young children
plan, implement and evaluate experiences/activities designed to extend childrens development in the arts and literacy and numeracy
reflect on the broader context of early childhood practice
gather evidence of their developing professional knowledge, professional practice and professional relationships
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this professional learning experience, students will be able to:
Interact as a professional educator in an early childhood setting
Interact with individual children and groups of children as a pre-service teacher
Demonstrate competent observing of childrens learning and development
Demonstrate awareness of the factors that lead to high levels of involvement and engagement in curriculum experiences/activities
Plan, implement and evaluate experiences/activities that are responsive to the observed needs and interests of young children
Demonstrate awareness of the broader aspects of the early childhood learning environment, including an understanding of the environment as the third teacher, the importance of relationships, working with families and organizing for learning.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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