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.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


Prerequisites

287.5 cps in BA-EDUEC /BA-EDUEC2 (Bachelor of Education Early Childhood) PLUS EDU20006 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2 PLUS EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E PLUS (EITHER concurrent pre-requisite EDU30009 Mathematics in the Primary Classroomor OR EDU30066 Mathematics in the Primary Classroom (Mathematics Specialisation)) PLUS (EITHER EDU30063 Teaching English OR EDU30067 Teaching English (English Specialisation) )
OR
287.5 cps in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) (BA-EDUECTS) PLUS EDU20053 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment: Practicum 2 PLUS EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E PLUS concurrent pre-requisite EDU30001 Imagining the World through Language and Literature
OR
287.5 cps in BA-EDECP/BA-EDECPS (Bachelor of Education Early Childhood & Primary) PLUS EDU20006 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2 PLUS EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E PLUS (EITHER concurrent pre-requisite EDU30009 Mathematics in the Primary Classroomor OR EDU30066 Mathematics in the Primary Classroom (Mathematics Specialisation)) PLUS (EITHER EDU30063 Teaching English OR EDU30067 Teaching English (English Specialisation) )


 

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 [APST 1 – 5].
2. Design, implement and evaluate curriculum that builds on identified long- and short-term, group and individual goals [APST 1 – 5].
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 [APST 1 – 5].
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 [APST 1 – 5].
5. Create rich learning environments inside and outside [APST 1 – 5].
6. Demonstrate teaching performance, responsibility for the curriculum and professional readiness at an appropriate standard for a graduate teacher [APST1-7].

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