Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.

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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. plan and implement appropriate learning experiences for infants, toddlers and young children in early learning settings
  2. analyse and evaluate relevant national and local laws, policies and frameworks and the impact these have on early learning environments, families and children
  3. create and maintain collaborative relationships with families and colleagues while developing teacher professional identity, resilience and emotional wellbeing
  4. establish professional and ethical work behaviours.
    • National and state policy documents; legal and professional requirements
    • NQS Assessment & Rating Process
    • Building relationships with children, families and carers
    • Interpreting and Documenting data from observations
    • Creating learning environment plans
    • Teaching strategies for language development
    • Effective teaching and learning strategies for physical development
    • Government policy related to health and safety
    • Strategies for effective social and emotional development
    • Diversity and Cultural Competence
    • Reflection
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

CUR-MTPS500-Theories of Development and Learning , or CUR-MTEC500-Early Literacies and Play-Based Pedagogies , or CUR-MTP503-Developing Positive Learning Environments

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Placement – please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement
  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software

This subject is the first in the suite of professional experience subjects. It will critically examine the principles and practices appropriate to plan and implement appropriate learning experiences for children in Early Learning and Care settings. The subject will focus on exploring intentional teaching and child centred approaches to teaching and learning during a professional experience placement. Pre-service teachers will be introduced to the importance of developing teacher resilience. Relevant national and local policies and frameworks will be scrutinised.

This subject requires placement in an Early Learning Centre comprising of a 1 day visit for 5 weeks immediately followed by a block of 10 consecutive days

The overall pass requirement for the subject consists of a mark of at least 50% for the theory component and a pass for the professional experience placement.

To view the Professional Experience Calendar, please see below:

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Professional Experience Calendar 2018 (PDF, 25Kb)

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.

  • Journal (50%)
  • Prof Placement (Pass/Fail%)
  • Report (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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