EDFX318 - Professional Experience Birth to Two Years (B-2)
Prerequisites: EDCX202 Curriculum Decision-Making in the Early Years: Connections and Continuities
Teaching Organisation: Nil
This unit builds the pre-service teacher’s professional knowledge of and skills related to the role educators play in provision of high quality early learning experiences. Emphasis will be given to experiences that promote and support young children’s well-being, development and educational outcomes, particularly in relation to children aged birth to two. These skills will include understanding and guiding behaviours, implementing responsive care strategies, planning for, implementing and evaluating play and learning experiences that are responsive to children in a range of socio-cultural contexts. The unit will focus on the complexities of pedagogical practices, building collaborative relationships, documentation, curriculum decision-making, and teaching strategies that inform high quality learning environments. These practices will be informed by relevant national and state curriculum frameworks and professional, legal and ethics obligations. The unit enables engagement with early childhood centre operations, management and service delivery, and provides opportunities for professional interactions with a range of professionals working with children under two and their families.