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Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU30003

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of theory study per week plus 10 or 20 days of placement, depending on the course

About this unit

In this unit, students focus on curriculum and assessment with very young children (from birth to two years). Major emphasis is on respectful relationships, the potential for learning opportunities throughout the child’s total experience in early learning settings and the critical importance of knowing children in the context of family, community and culture.


Type: Early Childhood Setting

Age Group: 0–2 years of age

Duration: 10 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


  • Infant learning and development
  • Self-assessment of teaching performance
  • Planning and assessing infant learning
  • Recognising individual differences and supporting learning accordingly
  • Engaging collaboratively with colleagues and families
  • Creating and maintaining healthy, safe and rich learning environments that support learning
  • Helping infants begin to learn to guide their own behaviour
  • Strategies for evaluating learning and teaching programs to improve learning
  • Teaching strategies and resources for supporting and assessing infant learning
  • Routines and transitions
  • Sensorial play
  • Attachment theory and its implications for practice
  • Code of Ethics and professional standards

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