The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Students will have the opportunity to explore, plan, teach and and review play and learning experiences in early childhood sites 0 - 5 yrs, drawing upon contemporary early childhood education theories and curriculum documents.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC2065. Students who have successfully completed EDUC2065 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC2066.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary early childhood curriculum documents, namely the Early Years Learning Framework;

2. Apply contemporary early childhood education theories in their professional and ethical practice, including guiding appropriate child interactions with others and with adults;

3. Create a challenging, engaging and safe learning environment for young children;

4. Plan and implement a range of play and learning experiences for young children, based on children's interests skills and need;

5. Critically evaluate the learning experiences of young children;

6. Critically reflect on their own teaching practice, based on action learning methodologies.


This course introduces students to:

  1. The application of pedagogical approaches embedded in early childhood curriculum documents, most notably the Early Years Learning Framework;
  2. The application of professional and ethical practice in early childhood sites;
  3. The application of early childhood pedagogy in terms of documenting, implementing and reviewing practice in an EC site;
  4. Action learning as a methodology to reflect and document pedagogical practices.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


To enrol in this course you must meet the teacher education admission milestone, be active 12366, 40105 OR 40109 and have successfully completed 60 units including EDUC1048 OR EDUC1045, and EDUC1055.

Students must have successfully completed 60 units to enrol in this course.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed knowledge

EDUC1048 (or EDUC1045) and EDUC1055

Recommended completion of LANTITE

Assessment items

Report: Professional Experience Report 50% *

Portfolio: Eportfolio 50% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.
  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students must attend 6 one-hour lectures (or 3 two-hour lectures) that contain information directly pertinent to their placement. Check the course Blackboard site for days and times of these must-attend lectures.


Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 4 Weeks

20 days full time professional experience component.