EDF5412 - Field experience
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Ms S Butler
Peninsula Second semester 2009 (Day)
This unit is intended to provide the opportunity for early childhood education students to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired in the course Students will implement an early childhood program that is developmentally appropriate to the child users of the service, and relevant to the service community in general. Practical experience will be acquired in at least two placements chosen from a range of early childhood settings for children aged 0 - 5 years. Placement must be in a long day care service environment in which students work with children aged 0 - 3 years, and at least one placement must be in a setting with children aged 3 - 5 years.
Upon successful completion of this field placement unit, students should have developed and have been able to demonstrate effective early childhood teaching practice; knowledge of suitable curriculum content for young children; a wide repertoire of teaching strategies suitable for working with young children; appropriate child behavior guidance skills; an ability to work effectively with colleagues, parents and employing bodies; overall professional responsibility as a teacher; ethical practice.
On-campus component: A folio of written practical tasks and class attendance of 80% (1500 words): 30%
Field placement component Written reports (3500 words): 70%
a standard pro-forma report
2 hours per week