Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E

EDU30003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended plus 10 days placement Swinburne online: Fully online plus 10 days placement

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


EDU20002 Mathematics in Practice
EDU20001 Developing Literacy




Aims and objectives

Pre-service teachers will develop knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach infants and toddlers effectively. Within the allocated timeframe, pre-service teachers will undertake 20 days of professional experience in an approved early childhood setting, with children aged birth to two years. Major emphasis is given to respectful relationships, the potential for learning opportunities throughout the child’s total experience in early learning settings and the critical importance of knowing children in the context of family, community and culture. These knowledge, skills and dispositions will be used and extended under the supervision of an experienced and qualified teacher.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Express a clear rationale for using an appropriate curriculum for babies and toddlers.
2. Plan and construct rich learning environments indoors and outdoors and use a range of teaching practices and resources that engage infants and toddlers in learning appropriate to their interests, abilities and needs.
3. Communicate and relate to families respectfully and in ways that demonstrate awareness of the particular importance of collaboration and shared decision making.
4. Plan, implement and evaluate learning experiences that demonstrate the ability to articulate aims, objectives, procedures, outcomes and evaluation practices.
5. Assess and document children’s development and learning in collaboration with families in a variety of ways that lead to a deep and broad basis for planning curriculum.
6. Model respectful and sensitive interaction with very young children (birth to two years) in ways that lead to establishing and strengthening relationships that support learning.

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP / BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUEC/EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)