Ready to Teach Early Childhood: Practicum 5E

EDU40006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online

Duration

  • 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

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 2

Dates:
11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

Results:
1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

Census:
5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


Prerequisites

 Pre-requisite 
EDU30001 Imagining the World through Language and Literature v1
AND
EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E v1
AND
EDU20053 Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 2 v1
AND
287.5 cp in: BA-EDUECT Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) v1 OR BA-EDUECTS Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) v1
 
OR
 
EDU40003 Identity: The Early Childhood Profession(al) v1 OR EDU30062 Educational Leadership, Management and Program Assessment v1
AND
EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E v1
AND
EDU20006 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2 v1
AND
287.5 cp in: BA-EDECP Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) v4 OR BA-EDECPS Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) v4 OR BA-EDUEC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) v1 OR BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) [SOL] v1
 

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

In this unit, pre-service teachers will undertake a 20 day professional experience placement in an early childhood setting (3-5 years preschool program) under the supervision of approved mentors. This unit also ensures that pre-service teachers are ‘Ready to Teach’ and meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. Pre-service teachers will focus their direction towards the role of a teacher in an early childhood setting. This includes more advanced skills and additional knowledge for curriculum decision-making, including assessing children's interests, skills, knowledge and learning. This unit aims to provide pre-service teachers with experience to demonstrate competence against ALL the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): Graduate Stage.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Assess children’s learning in collaboration with families and children in a variety of ways that lead to a deep and broad basis for planning relevant national and/ or state or territory curriculum that supports further learning 
2. Design, implement and evaluate curriculum that builds on identified long- and short-term, group and individual goals
3. Investigate and evaluate a range of strategies to encourage children to become confident and involved learners, including developing critical skills of analysis, reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making 
4. Develop teaching strategies that respond to and build on children’s strengths and that take account of diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
5. Create rich learning environments inside and outside 
6. Demonstrate teaching performance, responsibility for the curriculum and professional readiness at an appropriate standard for a graduate teacher 
7. Design and implement learning programs to measure impact on student learning and wellbeing in ways that are responsive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, doing and being

Courses with unit

BA-EDUEC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education