This unit provides an opportunity for pre-service teachers to extend their focus on student learning to include systematic investigation and response to diversity. Particular attention is paid to early childhood. The unit aims to teach pre-service teachers to recognise inclusive teaching practice in early childhood services, kindergarten and the early years of school.

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ECE2001 - Practice in Partnership 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse connections between the diverse learning, social and cultural characteristics of individuals and groups to specific features of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment;  
  2. Critically evaluate their developing practice in planning, teaching and seeking different strategies and outcomes to suit the needs of individuals and groups  
  3. Engage in a range of approaches to reflect on, and improve practice, especially in ongoing planning and student assessment/evaluation;  
  4. Create theoretically-informed strategies and resources that respond to student diversity; and  
  5. Demonstrate the purpose of providing timely and appropriate feedback to students about their learning.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Response to a case study in an early childhood setting 30%
Assignment Application of inclusive curriculum planning and teaching 70%
Total effective word limit 3000 words for the graded assessment.

Required reading

Inclusion in action, 3rd edn.
Foreman, P 2014,
Cengage, South Melbourne

Further links to recommended readings and resources for this unit will be provided to students via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate)

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