Field Based Internship
This course supports the professional experience in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood
Education) in which the Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) complete a 15-day field based early childhood internship with children under three years. The PSTs are introduced to the individual and collective understandings of the education professional. Learning is framed within the context of developing practices and knowledge associated with becoming an active and engaged professional early childhood teacher. PSTs will examine verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support the learning and engagement of young children. Effective communication strategies to work with the professional learning community and parents/carers are considered. Drawing on the relevant legislative policies, PSTs consider their ethical responsibility to young children and describe strategies that support the wellbeing and safety of young children in early childhood settings. PSTs are required to complete the activities outlined in Professional Experience Assessment Report (Form A). This will take place in collaboration with their Mentor Teacher in the early childhood setting in which the placement occurs. The PSTs will also document their professional learning in Professional Experience Pre-Service Teacher Learning Log (Form B) supported by their assigned University Mentor.
Unit Code: EEZED3723
Credit Points: 15