Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 37 days of professional practice in early childhood settings including 18 hours seminar time |
Total Time Commitment:
100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.
A current Working With Children Check (WWCC).
Study Period Commencement:
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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|Subject Overview:||This subject further deepens teacher candidates’ professional knowledge about early childhood services including Maternal & Child Health and the Early Years of Schooling. Teacher candidates refine and reflect on their professional practice and take responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating an education and care program for preschool children. Professional practice seminars continue to support learning with special attention being paid to developing innovative curricula that addresses the needs of individual children and encourages their growth in an environment that embraces ethical practices and democratic processes. Seminars will involve 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:
There 2 assessment tasks:
Teacher candidates must pass both components.
There are 2 hurdle requirements:
|Prescribed Texts:||MacNaughton, G. and Williams, G. (2009) Techniques for teaching young children Choices for theory and practice (3rd ed.) Pearson Education: Aust.(2008) |
CLASS Dimensions Guide Pre-K 2008, Centre for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning.University of Virginia: Charlottesville
Belonging, Being & Becoming The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for the Council of Australian Governments, Commonwealth of Australia, 2
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework for Children from Birth to Eight Years, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. (2009) State Government of Victoria.
|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: |
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