EDUC0509 – Practicum One

Module code
Module title
Practicum One
To learn about an early childhood education context that differs from students’ field-based practice settings.
  • EF2005
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the role of the teacher in their early childhood education practicum context.
2. Explore and discuss how the unique philosophy of the early childhood education practicum context informs practice.
3. Recognise and reflect on how the early childhood education practicum curricula is implemented.
• Collegial and collaborative teaching, including professional practice and relationships.
• Reflective practice.
• Unpacking the standards for the teaching profession and understanding the code of professional responsibility.
• Pedagogy and philosophy of the early childhood education practicum setting.
• Te ao Maaori including practicing and developing meaningful use of te reo me nga tikanga Maaori in an early childhood education context
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Project-based learning; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of at least 50% and must pass the practical competency-based assessment in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Students are in a Wintec, selected, approved and arranged Practicum placement for 30 hours per week for four consecutive weeks, supervised by an approved and paid Associate Teacher
• 1x Lecturer visit = three hours per student, includes a three-way meeting with the Associate Teacher
• Web enhanced
Recommended Readings
Relevant required and recommended readings and resources will be updated annually prior to delivery of the module to ensure currency of the literature and resources. The annual required and recommended reading list will be provided to the students in Bachelor of Teaching (Early Years) annual Booklist and Student Module Booklet.