Teaching and Professional Practice 1A

Subject 460-108 (2008)

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Credit Points: 6.250
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One compulsory 2-hour class for Teaching and Professional Practice orientation and fifteen days professional practice in a service for children aged 3-5 years
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 472-110 Learning, Teaching and Play 1A
and 472-210 Learning & Teaching for Young Children2A
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Jane Page
Subject Overview:

Students will begin to develop their understanding of the role of early childhood teachers and the early childhood curriculum in services for children aged 3-5 years. Students will begin to develop skills in communication, observing and recording children's play and development, and will implement and evaluate small group play experiences planned in collaboration with the supervising teacher.


Fifteen days of satisfactory Teaching and Professional Practice experience and associated written tasks as specified in the BECE Teaching and Professional Practice 1 manual.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

  • Techniques for Teaching Young Children. Choices in Theory and Practice. (MacNaughton, G & Williams, G. (2004)), (2nd edn.), Pearson Prentice Hall, Frenchs Forest
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

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