In this unit preservice teachers will undertake a period of professional experience that builds on their professional experience with children and families in Long Day Care settings. Preservice teachers will undertake 15 days professional experience in a funded kindergarten program, working collaboratively with staff, families and the community. Preservice teachers will begin to articulate and connect their philosophical and theoretical standpoints to generate illustrations of practice in the domains of teaching; professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement.

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ECE2001 - Practice in Partnership 1

ECE2002 - Practice in Partnership 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect on a personal educational philosophy that informs teaching and learning in early childhood settings.  
  2. Articulate knowledge of the broad principles of social justice, diversity and inclusion to inform curriculum design.  
  3. Present an illustration of practice that demonstrates professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement at the Graduate level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teacher  
  4. Negotiate with a mentor teacher to design, implement and critically reflect on an educational program that responds to VEYLDF and or the EYLF  


Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review Inclusive practices in early childhood using at least 5 references. Align to your philosophy 30%
Research Paper Research and create a poster about one of the approaches in EC education 30%
Exercise Complete a planning cycle of six observations and 5 experiences using the planning cycle form 40%
Hurdle requirement: Satisfactory Professional experience report

Required reading

Being an Early Childhood Educator: Bringing theory intp Practice together 1st ed
McArdle, F, Gibson, M & Zollo, L 2015
Hang tai Printing Company Ltd, China

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