Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 days of professional practice in childrens’ services setting including 30 hours seminar time allocated from on campus subjects |
Total Time Commitment: 30 days of professional practice
|Corequisites:||460-529 Children’s Early Development 460-521 Exemplary Curricula and Programs|
|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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Karina Michelle Davis
|Subject Overview:||The professional practice and seminar program provides an integrated focus on the subjects in each semester and addresses the teacher candidates' developing understandings of professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement. This subject is the vehicle for practical experience in kindergarten and childcare settings. Teacher candidates are mentored by experienced early childhood specialists in collaboration with teaching fellows and clinical specialists who are engaged in the on-campus teaching program. The professional practice seminars support teacher candidates' ongoing learning about how theory informs practice. The seminars provide opportunities to examine theoretical frameworks and associated practical tasks that have been assigned during the placement to assist candidates to develop knowledge about contexts, curriculum and relationships in early childhood services. Seminars will involve class presentations, assessment tasks and in-depth reflection on theory and practice in early childhood.|
On completion of this subject teacher candidates should be able to:
|Assessment:||There 2 assessment tasks: Satisfactory teaching performance in the block placement setting (65%); Portfolio of evidence of practice end of semester. (35%) Teacher candidates must pass both components. Teacher candidates must pass both components. There are 2 hurdle requirements: Attendance on all days of placement Attendance at all practicum seminar sessions.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Collection of readings.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to: |
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) |
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