Practicum 2 offers direct experience and involvement with young children in early learning settings. The emphasis is on professional practical competencies ( skills) and experience, including observing, planning, presenting curriculum activities and the creation of learning stories. This course provides opportunities for the student to build on previous skills and knowledge attained from Practicum 1 ( ECED 109A).
Date First Offered:
- Total Hours: 130
Seminars and Tutorials: 15
- Total Practicum Hours: 115
On the Job Experience: 115
This course is offered online:
- ECED 109A Practicum 1
ECED 101 Principles and Practices
ECEC 100 Curriculum 1
- ECED101 Principles and Practices
ECTA 121 Interpersonal Communications
ECEC 100 Curriculum 1
Overview of practicum requirements and the role and responsibilities of the student, sponsor and Instructor in practicum.
Goals of the practicum.
Review development and learning theory.
Curriculum activities which support child development.
Common concerns for practising students.
Communication- interpersonal skills and problem solving.
Review of observation and recording.
Planning for individual and groups of children.
Working and interacting with families.
Knowing self and competencies, teaching styles and techniques.
Values, ethics and professional conduct.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
Demonstrate professional competencies and skill development at the second practicum level expectation
Apply positive, respectful and effective guidance strategies for individuals and/ or groups of children individually
Demonstrate sensitivity and awareness of diversity within the early learning environment
Evaluate oneself in terms of growth, skills, attitude, and professional development for quality early childhood education
Practice effective, positive, interpersonal communication skills with children, co-workers,peers and parents through direct and indirect communication
Apply principles of child development theory to daily practice
Demonstrate practice that adheres to the ECEBC code of ethics
Number of Assignments:
- Assignments: 50 %
Practicum: 50 %
Percentage of Individual Work:
- One video/critique
- 2 learning stories
- 15 informal activities
- Competencies checklist
- 7 reflective journals
Course Offered in Other Programs:
- Required - Tyminski, C., 2010, Your Early Childhood Practicum and Student Teaching Experience. Guidelines for Success (Merrill-Pearson). Chapters Covered: Sections