This unit introduces pre-service teachers to leadership and administration in early childhood settings. Through the frame of advocacy and activism, pre-service teachers will develop knowledge and skills to work ethically with staff, families and communities within the operational and compliance systems in early childhood settings.
Preservice teachers will also 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 25 days of professional experience in a funded kindergarten/preschool program. 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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Readings will be provided via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):