Early Childhood Development, Learning and Teaching 2

Unit code: ECE6005 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Nicholson
Online Self-Paced
ECE6001 - Early Childhood Development, Learning and Teaching 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Preservice teachers will undertake an extended period of professional experience that is the final preparation to enter the teaching profession as activist and critical teachers that enact the broad justice principles of social inclusion and respecting difference. Preservice teachers will undertake 15 days of professional experience in a funded kindergarten program, continuing on from the 10 days undertaken in the previous unit. During the 15 days, preservice teachers will work collaboratively with staff, families and the community. Preservice teachers will 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.   

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Infer and conceptually map philosophical, theoretical and contemporary educational perspectives identifying self-situated practice.
  2. Design, implement and record evidence of practice that demonstrates requirements of the Graduate level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Create a philosophy statement or representation that describes and analyses contemporary educational practices that identify self-situated practice
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 70%
Create illustrations of practice that demonstrate competency at the Graduate level of the Australian Standards for Professional Teachers

Required reading

Links to other relevant texts will be made available via VU Collaborate.

Being an early childhood educator: bringing theory and practice together
McArdle, F, Gibson, M & Zollo, L 2015| Allen & Unwin, Sydney

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