Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Early Childhood Professional Experience 1: Planning and Documentation
Understand how the educator develops relationships not just with children but also families and carers. Consult policy documents that early childhood teachers use to inform their work. Feel out ways for teachers to practice emotional resilience.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply knowledge of the Graduate Teacher Standards and identify and adopt a reflective practice model to guide ongoing pre service teacher development
- plan and implement appropriate learning experiences for infants, toddlers and young children in early learning settings
- analyse and evaluate relevant national and local laws, policies and frameworks and the impact these have on early learning environments, families and children
- create and maintain collaborative relationships with families and colleagues while developing teacher professional identity, resilience and emotional wellbeing
- establish professional and ethical work behaviours by developing initial content for a digital professional portfolio
- Policy overview and requirements
- Building relationships
- Learning environment plans
- Language development
- Physical development
- Health and safety
- Social and emotional development
- Diversity and cultural competence
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- Placement requirements - Includes Placement Placement Details - This subject includes a 15-day professional experience placement in an early learning and care setting. The placement consists of 1 day per week for 5 weeks, immediately followed by a block of 10 consecutive days (2 weeks). The block placement is undertaken on a full-time basis at the specified time. Other Details - Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement.
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software
This is the first in the suite of professional experience subjects and includes both a theory and a practical component (a placement in an Early Learning and Care setting). It will critically examine the principles and practices 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. The professional experience practical assessment is five distributed days plus a two-week full-time block placement intended to enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained, along with providing students with insights into the complexity of the educator’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.
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.
- Report on a series of short investigations (50%)
- Develop profile content for digital professional portfolio (50%)
- Professional Experience (Pass/Fail%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Textbooks are not required.