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Unit description

Focuses on students developing links between research, theory, and practice in early childhood education specifically for preschool aged children: three to five years. Students will build on the development of personal and professional attributes, and abilities for effective interactions with all children and adults in the lives of those children. This professional experience unit involves 20 days of placement in early childhood settings catering for children three to five years and their families.  

Unit content

Module 1: Preparing for professional experience 

Module 2: Roles and responsibilities of ECTs

Module 3: *Introduction to the assessment of professional experience. * Advice from the profession

Module 4: Professional Experience

Module 5: De-brief session: Lessons learned from professional experience.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in the professional experience setting with commitment to and engagement with the early childhood community
2create, develop, implement and document early childhood educational programs for children with sound links to understandings of children’s learning, child development, theories of learning, understandings of diverse families and communities and research
3demonstrate understanding of professional skills to support children’s pro-social development and competencies
4create, design and assess flexible, healthy, sustainable environments that support children’s learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in the professional experience setting with commitment to and engagement with the early childhood community
  2. create, develop, implement and document early childhood educational programs for children with sound links to understandings of children’s learning, child development, theories of learning, understandings of diverse families and communities and research
  3. demonstrate understanding of professional skills to support children’s pro-social development and competencies
  4. create, design and assess flexible, healthy, sustainable environments that support children’s learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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