This unit introduces students to key issues and knowledge of teaching and learning in early years. Students studying this unit will consider a range of pedagogical principles and processes relevant to effective teaching in early years settings. This unit requires a professional experience which provides students with the opportunity to begin putting theory into practice, in real life situations, using approved curricula for planning and teaching.
Students completing the one-year Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Inservice (Early Childhood) undertake 30 days of professional experience as part of this unit. Students completing the two-year Bachelor Early Childhood Learning undertake 30 days of professional experience as part of this unit. Students completing the four-year Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Early Childhood undertake 10 days of professional experience as part of this unit.
All students enrolled in this unit must provide an ochre card (NT), or other relevant state or territory card/police check for working with children to the CDU Professional Experience Office and to the placement centre or school prior to the commencement of the professional experience. It is recommended that students considering enrolling in this unit view additional information about dates of practicum, professional experience recommendations and guidelines and the requirement paperwork at the INSchool site.