Available to students enrolled in both EDUC3528 and EDUC3640 in the same calendar year.
This topic will prepare students for their first extended block of professional experience. Students will do 5 single day visits to work with their supervising teacher in preparation for a 6 -week block in semester two. The topic will prepare students for their third year professional experience in light of perspectives on contemporary Australian and international Early Childhood research and practice. It will introduce the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities students will be expected to execute on placement, as well as the communicative and technical research skills they will need to use when theorising and implementing their placement site's inquiry focus.
This topic aims to: