Students conduct observations and prescribed activities in a preschool, long day care centre or kindergarten with children between 1 and 6 years as well as professional interactions with staff. Students will acquire knowledge of the functions and routines in an early educational setting, develop professional communication skills and confidence in working with other professionals, understand how language is used and targeted as a part of the curriculum in preschool settings, develop skills in carrying out language stimulation activities with preschool age children, and relate observations to relevant theory and research.
1-hr lecture/week weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 12 Fieldwork occurs between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday minimum 12 hours over 6 weeks
Attend orientation and all lectures (0% barrier task), preschool visits (0% barrier task), 4 language activity plans (0% barrier task), required paperwork (0% barrier task), reflective statement 400 wd (0% barrier task), presentation (10mins) and coaching plan 500 words (0% barrier task)
Fieldwork Handbook (available on the Learning Management System (LMS))
Students must hold a current CPR certificate and Police Check and Working with Children Check before they can enrol in this unit. Attendance at Fieldwork orientation is compulsory. Students must advise the Unit Coordinator before enrolling in this unit of study if they are a prohibited person under the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012
CSCD1032 and CSCD1034