Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 25 days of professional practice in a childcare setting. 4x2-hr practicum seminars during the semester. |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission to the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Master of Teaching (Early Years)
|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.
CoordinatorDr Caroline Cohrssen, Ms Janice Deans
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The Professional Practice and Seminar Program focuses Teacher Candidates on the nexus that exists between the theory and practice of teaching. It offers an integrated approach that draws together the content introduced in academic subjects offered throughout the semester and addresses the Teacher Candidates developing understandings of pedagogical and professional knowledge, practice and engagement.
The subject focuses on developing Teacher Candidates’ understanding of children aged from birth to two years, the organization of early years settings, principles of teaching and learning as they relate to this age group, and the role of the early childhood professional. This subject draws on contemporary educational theory and research to equip Teacher Candidates as they build a range of effective teaching and learning strategies.
Teacher Candidates continue to develop their capacity to observe children with an understanding of their stage of development and individual learning needs. They take graduated responsibility for the planning, implementation and assessment of learning experiences for children aged birth to two years based on their observations, children’s identified interests and developmental needs and the National Quality Framework and Graduate Teacher Standards.
The Professional Practice Seminars, which are timetabled throughout the semester, are designed to support the Teacher Candidates’ ongoing learning about how theory informs practice as well as the importance of critical reflection for teaching and professional growth.
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
There are two components of the assessment. Teacher Candidates must pass both components to pass the subject.
There are three hurdle requirements:
100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.
MacNaughton, G. and Williams, G. (2009) Techniques for teaching young children. Choices for theory and practice (3rd ed.). Pearson Education: Australia.
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, 2009.
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD). (2009). Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. Melbourne, Australia: Early Childhood Strategy Division.
La Paro, K. M., Harme, B. K., & Pianta, R. (2011). Toddler CLASS Dimensions Guide. Teachstone: Charlottesville
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Bentzen, W. R. (2009). Seeing young children (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Delmar Cengage Learning.
|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 be able to:
|Links to further information:||https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/current/MC-TEACHEC|
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) |
Master of Teaching (Early Years)
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