Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Early Childhood Professional Experience 1: Learning and Teaching in Junior Primary
Get practical with work placement and a digital portfolio. Prepare a sequenced teaching plan, bringing context, theory and needs together. Study health, safety and wellbeing maintenance for students.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- review the progression of development of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and evidence in a prepared digital professional portfolio
- synthesize understandings developed in the unit to prepare and implement a sequenced teaching plan for learning, teaching and assessing in Junior primary taking into consideration contextual factors, children’s needs and theoretical approaches
- evaluate and implement assessment strategies, moderation procedures and reporting to stakeholders for children aged six to eight years old
- examine and explain strategies in which children’s health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained in educational settings
- use effective communication skills and maintain positive learning environments in primary school settings.
- School contexts and policies, changes and contemporary perspectives for teaching in the junior primary years; Mandatory report requirements; Discussion of AfGT
- Curriculum content and assessment strategies; Planning for assessment
- Assessment and moderation, evaluation and reporting
- Positive learning environments in which children’s health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained
- Planning to teach – Writing a lesson plan; Using Curriculum documents for planning; Designing rigorous lessons; Linking assessments to outcomes
- The digital professional portfolio preparation
- Development of the social and emotional classroom environment; Classroom and behaviour management
- Review of Professional Experience Handbook; Professional Experience documents and what they mean; Professional conduct while on placement; AfGT Element 1 and planning to complete Element 1 of the AfGT
- Preparing for Prac: Key elements of teaching; Transition; Motivation and giving focussed feedback; Sequencing curriculum; Integrating learning
- Reflection on school contexts and policies; Review of theoretical foundations for children’s learning
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
CUR-EDC163-The Professional Educator: Developing Teacher Identity, or CUR-EDC155-Learning Theory for Educators and CUR-EDC121-Introducing Language, Literacy and Literature for Educators, or CUR-EDC131-Language and Literacy for Teachers and CUR-EDC145-The Numerate Educator, or CUR-EDC141-The Numerate Educator ;
- PlacementDetails - This subject includes a 3-week professional experience placement in a school. placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block.
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Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement.
This is the first in the suite of professional experience subjects and includes both a theory and a practical component (a placement in a school). This subject focuses on children aged six to eight years old in school settings. Provided is a comprehensive overview of theory and practices in establishing and creating emotionally supportive, equitable, healthy, safe and effective learning environments that achieve desired current curriculum outcomes. Students are supported in both the theory and practical components of the subject to become reflective educators who critique and apply their knowledge of multiple pedagogies, the curriculum, their role as a facilitator, design elements of a rich learning environment, and a range of approaches to authentically practise, document and assess learning. The professional experience practical assessment is a three (3) week full-time block placement with children aged six to eight years old in school-based settings intended to enable practical application of knowledge and skills covered in the theory, along with providing further insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role. All required clearances to work with children must be obtained and valid, and all other professional experience requirements met. Both theory and practical components must be passed in order to pass the subject.
To view the Professional Experience Calendar, please see below:
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Learning and Teaching Report (50%)
- Professional Task (50%)
- Professional Experience Placement (Pass/Fail%)
Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings, 7th ed.
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