Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 1

EDU10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face plus 20 days placement Swinburne online: Fully online plus 20 days placement

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

31 Jul 20

2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

27 Nov 20



Aims and objectives

This is the first of four professional experience units for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and the first of five professional experience units for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). In this unit pre-service teachers will undertake 20 days of professional experience in an approved early childhood setting, with children aged two to five years under the supervision of approved mentors. The unit provides pre-service teachers with knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach children effectively. Pre-service teachers will gain knowledge about a variety of theoretical approaches to curriculum and assessment and become familiar with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and demonstrate competence against all the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) appropriate to the course stage of this professional experience.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and take observations of elements of the cultural, community and family contexts of children’s lives and their implications for curriculum and assessment [APST 1-4]
2. Define a range of intentional teaching practices-including monitoring, planning and recording- that engage children in learning appropriate to their interests, abilities and needs [APST 1-5]
3. Plan and implement a variety of learning experiences, demonstrating the ability to articulate and evaluate aims, objectives, procedures and outcomes [APST 1-5]
4. Demonstrate skills in creating rich and engaging learning environments [APST 1-5]
5. Interact and communicate effectively with young children with the main aims of building and strengthening relationships and supporting learning [APST 1-5]
6. Reflect critically on their teaching [APST 6-7]

Courses with unit

BA-EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
BA-EDUEC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUPRI Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Education (Primary)