Professional Experience EC 2 (EDEC3006)


This is the second of four Professional Experience units in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood ). This unit focuses on caregiving and education for infants and toddlers in a birth-2 years settings. It focuses on observing and documenting the development of infants and toddlers across all domains and the design and preparation of quality learning experiences to meet care-giving and learning outcomes in consultation with families. Students complete 15 days of Professional Experience (plus lead-up visits days) with children aged birth to 2 years in an early childhood setting. During this period they will also undertake a number of administrative and leadership tasks linked to EDEC3004 Management & Administration in EC.

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1x1-hr lecture/wk for 9 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 9 wks, 3x1-day lead-up visits, 15-day professional experience


1000wd planning report (30%) and portfolio (40%) and 1000wd reflection report (30%) and satisfactory professional experience (mandatory)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

96 credit points including 48 credit points of Early Childhood Curriculum and Professional Studies units



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