Professional Experience 2
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Students attend campus-based prepation sessions and undertake 20 days workplace experience in a K-2 setting. Students apply learning from campus-based courses and engage in new learning to develop the teaching techniques, strategies and understandings that are best learnt in the workplace.
||For students to:
1. extend their understandings of schools, children and their families, the work of teachers and teaching/learning processes
2. extend their understanding of the early childhood profession
3. observe teachers, children, and teaching/learning processes
4. extend understanding and skills in planning appropriate learning experiences for individuals and groups in K-2 classrooms
5. extend teaching and management skills
6. draw on syllbaus documents to plan, implement and evaluate integrated sequences of learning experiences
7. document planning and experiences in thoughtful detail
8. discuss and reflect on observations and learning
9. operate as part of a team
-observation and implementation of relationships with families, routines, teaching and behaviour management strategies
-planning, implementing and evaluating appropriate learning experiences
-reflective teaching and learning
||Professional Experience 2 replaces Professional Experience 2A (5 units) and Professional Experience 2B (5 units)
||Courses being replaced will be retained in 2003 for students who fail to complete one or both of them in 2002.
||Year 1 and 2 of the Program
EDUC3001 Developmental Foundations of Early Childhood 2
EDUC3150 Science and Technology for Early Childhood Educators
EDUC3148 Creative Arts for Early Childhood Educators
EDUC3103 Early Childhood Special Education
Concurrent Assumed Knowledge:
EDUC3002 Children's Services and Social Policy
EDUC3151 Early Childhood Curriculum Studies 2
SOCA1040 Sociology of Children and Families
|Modes of Delivery
|Other: (please specify)
||Students are provided with ongoing oral and written feedback, a written progressive assessment and a written final report by school staff. Final grade awarded by supervising university staff on the basis of levels of competency in professional attributes, content studies, teaching, learning and assessment, literacy and communication.
A pass (ungraded) will be recommended when:
1. The School of Education receives the original signed report indicating that the student has met requirements; and
2. The relevant Assistant Director of Professional Experience confirms that all requirements to pass the course have been met.
To ensure the awarding of an Ungraded Pass for the course, students must satisfy requirements for the placement and the preparation and support program.
On their Workplace Report students must achieve ratings at or above the ratings identified by shading on the competencies in the Workplace Report. For competencies where there are no ratings shaded, students must achieve ratings of at least Basic (B).
Preparation and Support
Students must complete all preparation session tasks within the designated timeframe; and submit their Professional Experience Workplace Folder to the Assistant Director (Early Childhood) Professional Experience Unit at the end of the Professional Experience placement.
Withdrawal from a Course Containing a Placement
This course contains a professional experience placement, so the official withdrawal policy is different to other University courses. In this course, students may withdraw without academic penalty one week or more before the placement is due to begin. In other words, the official final date for withdrawal is one week prior to commencement of the placement. This will allow prior notice to be given to schools of any student's intention to withdraw from the placement, and may allow the place to be re-allocated.
Withdrawal after the official date will usually result in an "F" grade. If there are special circumstances, students may apply to the Head of School for permission to withdraw from the course, after the official final date, without academic penalty. Permission to withdraw will not normally be given to students who have begun the placement and been placed "at risk" or advised that they are likely to fail.
Mandatory Program Component
This course is a Mandatory Program Component of the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies Program. Before commencing this course, students must have completed successfully, EDUC2047 Professional Experience 1. Students must complete EDUC3102 Professional Experience 2 successfully to progress to EDUC4045 Early Childhood Internship. Students who fail EDUC3102 Professional Experience 2 are declared at risk at the point of the first failure, and asked to show cause if they fail the same course a second time.
||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
|Requisite by Enrolment
||This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Teaching (Double Degrees) and Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching and associated combined degree programs.
Child Protection and Privacy
Before commencing the Professional Experience placement, students in this course must: hold a current Child Protection Certificate; sign a Prohibited Employee Declaration Form; and sign a confidentiality statement.
Professional Experience Placement
Students in this course must not be placed in a school where they are/have been employed; where they have undertaken extensive work experience/volunteer work; where their children attend; and/or where relatives and/or friends work.