Early Childhood Development, Learning and Teaching 2

    Unit code: ECE6005 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    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

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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