Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 1

EDU10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Hawthorn: 12 hours Face to Face Seminar

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

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Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22



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.

Unit Learning Outcomes: 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
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
3. Plan and implement a variety of learning experiences, demonstrating the ability to articulate and evaluate aims, objectives, procedures and outcomes
4. Demonstrate skills in creating rich and engaging learning environments
5. Interact and communicate effectively with young children with the main aims of building and strengthening relationships and supporting learning
6. Reflect critically on their teaching
7.  Effectively integrate, into education programs, elements of the cultural identity and linguistic background of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

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