Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Professional experience 2 - EDEC3008

Year - 2020

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 EDEC2009


EDEC3007 Infant-toddler Learning and Development, EDEC3003 Mathematics in Early Childhood


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.