This topic occurs in the final year of the Early Childhood courses. Five preliminary day visits are followed by a six consecutive week block (total 35 days), spent in a metropolitan or country early childhood setting. Emphasis is placed on the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching programs. Close links are established between curriculum studies at Flinders and centre/school curricula, with students designing, evaluating, implementing, analysing and theorising about their placement site's curriculum inquiry focus in light of contemporary Australian and international Early Childhood research and practice. At the conclusion of this teaching experience, judgements are made about the pre-service teacher's readiness to be registered to teach in the early childhood teaching profession.
This professional learning experience requires pre-service teachers to work in a different Birth-8 context than experienced in EDUC3640 and in this placement:
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