This is the second of four Professional Experience units in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). This unit focuses on the education and care of infants and toddlers, and includes a 20 day professional experience placement (plus one day lead up visit) undertaken in a dedicated classroom with children birth-2 years of age. The unit aims to build students' knowledge and skills in observing and documenting the development of infants and toddlers across all developmental domains, and preparing quality learning experiences and curriculum designed to meet caregiving and learning outcomes for infants and toddlers, in partnership with their families. Sensitivity to children's and families' unique cultural, linguistic, community and social characteristics will be considered and students will be expected to incorporate an understanding of these into their work with this age group. As students will have completed units on Play and curriculum (i. e. Language, Mathematics, Science and Creative Arts) they will be expected to demonstrate how the learning of infants and toddlers can be enhanced through play-based experiences in these areas.
11x1hr lecture/week and 11x2-hr tutorial/week, 1-day lead-up visit, 20-day professional practice
Resource Collection 1000wd equivalent (P/F); Professional Experience Practice (P/F); Professional Experience Portfolio 3500wd (P/F)
84 credit points, including EDEC1006 and EDUF1019 and EDEC1007 and EDEC2006 and EDEC2007 and EDEC2009Co-requisites
EDEC3007 Infant-toddler Learning and Development, EDEC3003 Mathematics in Early Childhood