|Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Cathy Little|
Classes: 25 days practicum plus 3 x 1 day pre-practical visits and 4 x 2 hr workshops wks 2-4,10.
Assessment: 1 x 2000 wd portfolio (50%), 1 x 1000 wd reflective journal (50%) and 25 days practicum
|This unit is the first of two that provide opportunities for students to gain teaching experience in early childhood education and care settings. It will enable students to apply the theories and strategies covered in other units of study including Teaching and Learning 1 and 2. Initially this experience will consist of observation of practices and routines of the setting, some lesson undertaking with individuals and small groups, and progress to lesson undertaking with larger or whole groups in a 3-5 year setting. As part of the process, students will plan and implement strategies and activities relevant to the age, stage, and needs of young children.|