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

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3:  Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

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

ECP127

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 hours per week

Note:

Students will undertake 10 days of supervised teaching practice in a centre for children from birth to three years of age.

Content

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 supervised practicum, 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.

Assessment

Task 1: Online Contribution, 20%, equivalent to 1600 words

Task 2: Reflective Journal, 20%, 1600 words

Task 3: Critical self-review, 40%, equivalent to 3200 words

Task 4: Oral Report, 20%, equivalent to 1600 words

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