EDFX664 Research as Reflective Practice for Early Years Professionals Including Graduate Professional Experience 4 (Birth to Five or Five to Eight)
10 cp Prequisites EDFX661 Graduate Professional Experience 1 (Birth-Three) and EDFX663 Graduate Professional Experinece 3: Five to Eight Years)
This unit aims to foster critical understanding of research when working with young children. Pre-service educators will use an action research project/topic as a reflective process of progressive problem solving to address an issue, problem or theory within their community of practice in order to improve the way the issue or problem is addressed. Students will document, under the guidance of their supervisor, an exploration on how they plan to improve their strategies, practices, and knowledge of the environments within which they practice. This project will be undertaken as part of a broader professional (teaching) experience.