In this unit, pre-service teachers undertake a period of teaching in an early childhood setting with children under three years of age. Pre-service teachers will engage in pedagogical documentation to build curriculum responsive to infant, toddlers, and families. Connections will be made illustrating contexts of caregiving; vision, strategy, and innovation in curriculum planning with infants and toddlers; understanding the power of relationships in working with infants, toddlers, families, and communities; and demonstrating practices and policy development reflective of infants and toddlers as capable and competent.

Unit details

Location:
Online Self Paced
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ECE2001

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse the diverse roles and responsibilities undertaken by early childhood educators in a range of contexts.  
  2. Demonstrate practices and policy development reflective of infants and toddlers as capable and competent.  
  3. Plan and build curriculum responsive to infant, toddlers, and families using pedagogical documentation.  
  4. Apply teaching practices grounded in reciprocal relationships with infants, toddlers, families, and communities.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Creatively design a quality classroom environment for infant/ toddlers. - 900 word equivalent 30%
Assignment Pedagogical documentation Part 1- 1050 word equivalent 35%
Assignment Pedagogical documentation Part 2- 1050 words equivalent 35%
Hurdle requirement: A satisfactory partnership (placement) report

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