EDFX661 Graduate Professional Experience 1 (Birth to Three Years)
This unit acknowledges the critical role educators play in quality of early learning experiences that promote and support young children’s well-being and on-going educational outcomes. The sequence of Professional Experience Program units provides early years educators with an opportunity to consider the links between theory, practice and professional learning and accountability. This unit specifically addresses National Professional Standards for Teachers that relate to the complexities of pedagogical practice (particularly in relation to children aged birth to three), building collaborative relationships, documentation, curriculum decision-making teaching strategies and social contexts that inform high quality learning environments. The unit builds upon and investigates theoretical perspectives of teaching practice and implementation to establish and maintain effective learning environments. Early Years educators will develop a critical understanding of approaches to teaching and learning through engaging with research, scholarship and centre-based professional experience. The implementation of communication and interpersonal skills will be addressed within the early years settings through interactions with children, staff and parents.