Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Iris Duhn


This unit provides students in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies with the opportunity to engage with curriculum and pedagogy with children under the age of three years in child care settings. Students are expected to demonstrate professional knowledge and practice drawn from other units in the course, and the attitudes and dispositions appropriate to teaching in infant and toddler settings.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate professional judgments about infant and toddler learning and development from a variety of theoretical perspectives;

  1. use their professional judgments about infant and toddler learning and development to systematically identify learning goals for children, plan experiences to foster these learning goals, and research the effectiveness of these plans;

  1. prepare and implement experiences for infants and toddlers to achieve differentiated learning and development goals across diverse learners; and

  1. creates learning environments that foster appropriate learning dispositions and behaviours, including responding confidently and appropriately to instances of children's inappropriate behaviour.


20 days placement


Assessment task 1: Satisfactory completion of the fieldwork placement, as per the requirements specified in the Professional Placement Handbook (equivalent to 60%)
Assessment task 2: The addition of a minimum of three items to the professional portfolio (40%, equivalent to 1600 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Iris Duhn

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.


EDF3508 Early childhood teaching studies 4