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Practice of Teaching: Introduction to the Early Childhood Context - EDST201

This unit combines university based early childhood study with practical experience in an early childhood setting. The coursework prompts students to reflect on the nature of an early childhood curriculum, the early childhood teacher's role in teaching and learning, and contemporary issues related to the practice of teaching young children. In this unit students acquire foundational skills for curriculum decision making. These skills include observation based assessment of children's interests, development and learning and other strategies to facilitate children's engagement, learning and development. Students employ these skills as they complete 10 compulsory days of professional experience in a prior-to-school early childhood setting.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Rebecca Andrews, Dr Sandra Cheeseman
Prerequisites:

Admission to BTeach(0-5) Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

EDST213

NCCW(s): ECHP122
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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