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EDEC4013: EC Internship and Practitioner Inquiry

2024 unit information

Final professional experience unit in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Students experience the professional work of early childhood teachers over an extended placement of 30 days. Students apply their knowledge, skills and understandings of early childhood teaching and learning, assuming substantive teaching responsibility and related duties, and demonstrate consolidation of outcomes achieved in previous professional experience units. In addition, students design and implement a practitioner inquiry project focused on improving their own practice and supporting professional development during the placement. Findings are presented at a research conference.

Unit details and rules

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Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 12
Completion of 168 credit points
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Take increasing leadership responsibility for planning, implementing and assessing quality early childhood curriculum in collaboration with other educator
  • LO2. Take increasing leadership responsibility for communicating and collaborating professionally and respectfully with staff, families, children and community
  • LO3. Critically reflect on practice and exercise professional judgement, making links between theory, philosophy, child development and practice
  • LO4. Clearly articulate a professional identity and philosophy informed by theory and contemporary practice
  • LO5. Appreciate the importance of undertaking practitioner inquiry for ongoing professional development and transformation of practice
  • LO6. Plan, implement and evaluate practitioner inquiry in an early childhood setting with reference to relevant theory, literature and policy documents
  • LO7. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge about a selected aspect of early childhood practice through practitioner inquiry

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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