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Curriculum Planning and Assessment: Practicum 2

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU20053

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of theory study per week plus 20 days of placement

About this unit

This is the second of four professional experience units for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching). In this unit pre-service teachers will undertake 20 days of professional experience in an approved early childhood setting, with children aged two to five years under the supervision of approved mentors. The unit provides pre-service teachers with knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach children effectively. Pre-service teachers will gain knowledge about a variety of theoretical approaches to curriculum and assessment and become familiar with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) appropriate to the course stage of this professional experience.


Type: Early Childhood Setting

Age Group: 2–5 years of age

Duration: 20 days

Minimum Attendance: 7.5 hours per day excluding breaks. Must include 5 hours contact time with children and 2–3 hours of planning or non-contact time per day


  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate) Standards 1–7
  • Code of Ethics
  • Engagement in a professional practicum under the guidance of a mentor teacher
  • Introduction to assessment practices and their relationship to effective learning
  • Learning planning and documentation
  • Forming professional relationships
  • Self-assessment of teaching performance
  • Creating and maintaining a safe and challenging learning environment
  • Using a range of teaching practices and resources
  • Strategies for supporting students’ well-being and safety, including policy and legislative requirements
  • Strategies for evaluating learning and teaching programs to improve learning
  • Code of Conduct
  • EYLF

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