Available to students enrolled in both EDUC9130 and EDUC9231 in the same calendar year.
This Professional Teaching Practice occurs in the first year of the Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood). Five preliminary day visits (in the topic EDUC9130 Professional Experience: An Introduction (Early Childhood)) are followed by 6 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 through the designing, evaluating, implementing, analysing and theorising about their placement site's curriculum inquiry focus.
At the conclusion of this teaching experience, judgements are made about the pre-service teacher's readiness to continue to the final placement topic EDUC9304 Professional Experience: Final Assessment.
This professional learning experience provides students with an opportunity to: