units

EDF3323

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hilary Monk

Synopsis

This unit provides students in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies with the opportunity to engage with curriculum and pedagogy with children over the age of three years in child care settings. Students are expected to demonstrate professional knowledge and practice drawn from other units in the course, and the attitudes and dispositions appropriate to teaching in child care settings.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate professional judgments about children's learning and development from a variety of theoretical perspectives;
  2. use their professional judgments about children's learning and development to systematically identify learning goals for children, plan experiences to foster these learning goals, and research the effectiveness of these plans ;
  3. prepare and implement experiences in the child care setting to achieve differentiated learning and development goals across diverse learners; and
  4. creates learning environments that foster appropriate learning dispositions and behaviours, including responding confidently and appropriately to instances of children's inappropriate behaviour.

Fieldwork

20 days placement

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Satisfactory completion of the fieldwork placement, as per the requirements specified in the Professional Placement Handbook (equivalent to 60%)
Assessment task 2: The addition of a minimum of three items to the professional portfolio (40%, equivalent to 1600 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.

Prohibitions

EDF2507 Early childhood teaching studies 1