Professional Experience in the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) course is designed to enable graduates to further demonstrate their practice in either a child care and education or Kindergarten (or equivalent) context. This PE involves active observation and participation and increased engagement in teaching and learning activities within a 3 – 5-year-old setting. This placement is conducted over seven consecutive weeks (35 days). There is an expectation that by the end of Professional Experience, graduates should demonstrate the capacity to assume responsibility for approximately 75% of a full-time teaching load across English, Mathematics and ICT learning areas. Kindergarten placement: Graduates undertaking a Kindergarten placement which runs for approx. 15 – 18 hours per week or the equivalent of 3 days may spend one day in a Preparatory classroom, the remaining day may be used for the purpose of planning, or undertaking duties associated with the Kindergarten teacher role (i.e., Launching into Learning etc.). Throughout the placement graduates are required to maintain a professional planning file which must include planning; policy documents; resources for teaching and learning; and reflections on their own teaching and learning.
|Unit name||Professional Experience 3 - 5 years|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Frances Fan|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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