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EC Professional Experience 1 - EDEC2010

Year - 2018

This unit is the first of four professional experience units that provides opportunities for students to gain teaching experience in early childhood education settings. The unit aims to introduce students to the role of the teacher in an early childhood setting. Students will begin to develop fundamental skills in observation and planning for children 3-5years, and will be introduced to general early childhood teaching techniques. Students will also be introduced to the Australian Early Childhood Curriculum - the Early Years Learning Framework and will become familiar with play and learning resources appropriate for preschoolers. The 20 day professional experience placement within this unit provides opportunities for students to begin to develop skills in planning curriculum and interacting respectfully and professionally with three to five year old children, in addition to becoming orientated into the functioning of an early childhood setting.

1x1hr lecture/wk and 1x2hr tutorial/wk for 11 weeks, 1 day lead-up visit, 20 day professional experience

1000wd resource folder, satisfactory professional practice, 3000wd equivalent teaching portfolio, attendance


72 Credit points including EDEC2006 and EDEC2007




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Amanda Niland
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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