Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 10 days of professional practice in early childhood settings including 9 hours seminar time |
Total Time Commitment:
100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.
A current Working With Children Check (WWCC).
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2011
|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:||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:
There are 2 assessment tasks:
• Satisfactory teaching performance in the placement setting (65%)
• Attendance on all days of placement
• Attendance at all practicum seminar sessions.
|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, 2Victorian 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|
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
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