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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5186

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
150782

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To enable preservice teachers to develop awareness of the social and community contexts of early childhood settings for infants and toddlers, the roles of teachers, and the links between childcare settings and other agencies in providing for children’s learning and welfare.

Course content

Preservice teachers will undertake a supervised placement and study the social, economic and political contexts of child care service provision. Preservice teachers will investigate community and interagency links, the teacher's role in child care education, the organisational and legal requirements, policies and practice, and the centrality of relationships in learning and teaching. The preservice teachers will reflect on the learning environments for infants and toddlers, child protection and wellbeing issues and teaching individuals and small groups. The preservice teachers will also reflect on self as learners, and through observation and data analysis, report on own professional practice in the child care setting.

Textbook(s)

Sims, M & Hutchins, T 2020, Program planning for infants and toddlers: in search of relationships, 3rd edition, Pademelon Press, Castle Hill, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
Field Placement (Professional Experience Placement) 8 hours (or as required) x 20 days
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online learning activities) 4 hours x 10 weeks
External (Professional Experience Placement) 8 hours (or as required) x 20 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Professional plan 800 words Pass/Fail N/A
Placement 2700 word equivalent Pass/Fail 20 days
Reflection 1000 words Pass/Fail N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Professional plan 800 words Pass/Fail N/A
Placement 2700 word equivalent Pass/Fail 20 days
Reflection 1000 words Pass/Fail N/A

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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