Practice in Partnership 3

    Unit code: ECE3003 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Nicholson
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time
    Online Self-Paced
    St Albans
    ECE2001 - Practice in Partnership 1
    ECE2002 - Practice in Partnership 2
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    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.

    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


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Literature Review
    Grade: 30%
    Structured literature review in preparation for placement
    Assessment type: Research Paper
    Grade: 30%
    APST Research Poster
    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 40%
    Complete 10 Documentation of Planning Cycle templates.

    Required reading

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

    As part of a course

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