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 First semester 2015 (Day)


This is a unit for professional experience in the Master of Teaching (Early Years) course. Students complete 20 days in the four to five years' group 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.


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

  1. systematically plan, design, implement and evaluate research-led and intentional curriculum practices that draw on explicit links to diverse children's experiences in their families and communities
  2. effectively engage children in learning through explorations of constructive and meaningful activities as informed by contemporary child development theories
  3. collaborate ethically and professionally with colleagues to reflect and assess their own personal professional learning and development
  4. foster professional relationships with children, families, and staff colleagues
  5. effectively participate in and organise children's activities in the preschool setting
  6. demonstrate inclusive practices that respect and draw on knowledge of young children 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 8) at local, national and international levels and make use of relevant documents for the preschool setting
  8. demonstrate capacity for full centre control, and understandings about how contemporary perspectives in early childhood education are implemented in practice within preschool setting.


20 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