Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)


This is a unit for professional experience in the Master of Teaching (Early Years) course. Students complete the required number of days and the activities specified in the professional experience guide for this unit. Students' learning is supported by professional experience advisers and tutors (or relevant academic staff in the Faculty of Education) and by teacher mentors in the education setting in which they are placed. The unit provides the means for teaching in the birth to 2 years' group, and is the second of four professional experience units.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. foster their own professional relationships with infants and toddlers, their families, and staff colleagues
  2. specifically plan experiences for infants and toddlers that explicitly draw on contemporary child development theories and play-based pedagogical practices
  3. effectively make and analyse observations of infant and toddler everyday learning in the arts, science, technology, literacy and numeracy
  4. plan, organise and evaluate learning activities for infants and toddlers that support the arts, science, technology, literacy and numeracy
  5. collaborate with professional colleagues to reflect on personal professional learning and development in relation to organising learning experiences specifically for infants and toddlers
  6. demonstrate inclusive practices that respect and draw on knowledge of infant and toddlers and their families' diverse social, cultural, religious and ethnic community contexts
  7. be familiar with current policy frameworks that frame early childhood education (birth to 2 years) at local, national and international levels
  8. demonstrate sensitivity and expert understanding of how to interact effectively with infants and toddlers.


10 days


This unit is graded pass grade only (PGO).
Students enrolled in this unit must complete all learning outcomes in order to gain a pass grade only assessment. Students must complete and document their learning with detailed records of their planning and reflection on their practice during their professional experience.

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload comprises:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • students must either attend on-campus briefing sessions or take responsibility to view the online recorded version of professional experience briefing sessions for their course

(b.) Attendance requirements for off-campus students:

  • students are not required to attend on-campus sessions but must take responsibility to view the online recorded version of the professional experience briefing sessions

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • professional experience: students must attend their professional experience days and meet the required number of days as outlined in the professional experience guide for this unit

See also Unit timetable information