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ECP226 - Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (0-3 Years)

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:

Janet Moles




Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend a 10 day professional experience placement and 3 x 3 hour intensives.


This unit will provide students with opportunities to engage with the education and care of children from birth to two years of age. In a professional experience placement, students will engage with infants and very young children, teachers and families and will be able to critically analyse and reflect on the components of quality environments and programmes for infants and very young children. Students will be able to make critical connections between theory and practice, and incorporate their understandings about the National Quality Framework legislative and regulatory requirements,  including the child care accreditation requirements, and National and Victorian Curriculum documents in the context of teaching, learning and care for children from birth to two years of age.


Task 1: Critical Reflective Journal, 31.25%, equivalent to 2500 words

Task 2: Report, 31.25%, equivalent to 2500 words

Task 3: Child Study, 37.5%, equivalent to 3000 words

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