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. plan and implement meaningful learning experiences, to industry standards, for infants, toddlers and young children within early learning settings
  2. demonstrate a developing leadership style through engagement with an organisational culture and professional learning commsubjecty
  3. create and maintain collaborative relationships with families and colleagues while developing teacher professional identity, resilience and emotional wellbeing
  4. analyse and evaluate the National and State law and policy and the impact these have on early learning environments, families and children.
  • Topics
    • Setting the Scene - the Early Learning Context
    • Roles and Responsibilities in the Early Learning Centre
    • The Importance of Relationships
    • Observing, Interpreting and Documenting Children's Learning
    • Learning Environments
    • Fostering Cognitive & Language Development
    • Transitions, Resilience and Self Regulation
    • Promoting Children's Health and Safety
    • Managing to Support Quality
    • Leadership in the Early Learning Context
    • Community Projects and Cultural Competency
    • Reflection
    • Block Placement
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-EDE107

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

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Placement

This subject will require the practical application of curriculum and early childhood pedagogy appropriate to young children in early learning settings. Students will be provided with an opportunity to develop a leadership style through engaging with the organisational culture and professional learning community while attending a practicum in an accredited Early Learning Centre working with babies, toddlers and young children. The placement will comprise of a 1 day visit for 10 weeks immediately followed by a block of 15 consecutive days. Planning and implementing high quality learning experiences and supportive environments to maximise learning opportunities for infants, toddlers and young children will be a feature of this subject. Students will build on previous practicum experiences to build collaborative partnerships with families and colleagues. The subject will examine National and State law and policy and the impact these have on early learning environments, families and children. Passing this subject is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the subject.

To view the Practicum Calendar, please see below:

EDE325 Practicum Calendar 2018 (PDF, 37KB)

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.

  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - ePortfolio (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Prof Placement - Pass/Fail (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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