Professional Experience Early Childhood 3 is the third Professional Experience unit in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). This unit focuses on curriculum development and models, the importance of partnering with families in early childhood settings, working with other educators, and planning and programming. Students will be expected to take increasing responsibility as the primary educators for children in the three to five year age group, to demonstrate their knowledge of a range of early childhood curriculum approaches and ways of initiating and sustaining partnerships with families to provide the best possible education and care outcomes for children. Students will increasingly be asked to demonstrate their ability to undertake a range of administrative and management tasks associated with the centre, in consultation with the primary educator of children in the three to five years age group, the centre's Educational Leader and/or other Nominated supervisors.
1x1-hr workshop/wk for 12 wks, 1 lead up visit, 20 days placement in a 3 to 5 years early learning setting
A statement of pedagogical philosophy and professional experience goals (1500wd), and the professional experience including assessment of skills (based on three guiding principles): Professional knowledge, Professional Practice and Professional Engagement, the professional experience folder (equivalent to 45000wd) and satisfactory completion of 20 days of professional experience in a 3-5 year setting.
Arthur, L. Beecher, B., Death, E., Farmer, S., and Dockett, S. (2015). Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings (6th ed.). Australia: Cengage.
138 credit points including EDEC3006