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

Subject details

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

  1. critique and apply knowledge of multiple pedagogies in early childhood settings as applied to children age 6-8 years in school based settings
  2. plan and implement quality learning activities that include links to relevant curriculum and assessment and are rigorous, engaging and appropriate to years 1-3 of primary school
  3. critically examine the role of the teacher including the concepts of professional conduct, knowledge, identity and resilience
  4. apply knowledge about learning and assessment in a professional field placement.
    • School contexts and policies for junior primary
    • Pedagogy in junior primary
    • Planning for teaching in junior primary
    • Inclusive teaching strategies: Working with Indigenous families
    • Assessment, evaluation and reporting
    • Classroom Transitions
    • Positive learning environment
    • Classroom management - behaviour management
    • Child Protection
    • Working with para-professionals parents and families
    • Planning an integrated program in junior primary
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-EDC131-Language and Literacy for Teachers , or CUR-EDP137, or CUR-EDE207
CUR-EDC101-Teaching and Learning in a Digital World , or CUR-EDP130
CUR-EDC161-Performing Arts for Educators
CUR-EDC151-Child Development for Educators , or CUR-EDP125, or CUR-EDE103

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)


You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDE304 Professional Practice (Years 1-3) as they are considered equivalents.

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Placement
  • OtherDetails -
    • Additional materials

This subject focuses on children in school settings age 6-8 years. The subject provides 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.

The learning modules and professional placement enable pre-service teachers 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 document learning.

This subject includes a three-week (15 days) professional placement with children aged between 6 and 8 years in school-based settings. This subject brings together all Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s Curriculum Specification as students undertake school practicum.

Passing this subject is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the subject.

To view the Practicum Calendar, please see below:

EDE222 Practicum 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.

  • Case Study (50%)
  • Report (50%)
  • Prof Placement (Pass/Fail%)

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