Welcome to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Program (MBCE) Home page: http://www.unisa.edu.au/eds/
I would like to acknowledge that this land on which we meet today is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people. We in the Early Childhood Education Program respect their spiritual relationship with their country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still important to the living Kaurna people today.
MBCE Program Handbook You need a copy of the MBCE Program Handbook. If you do not have one please collect one from the tables just outside this room.
Purpose of Pre Enrolment Advice Session (PEAS) • to provide you with useful information to help you navigate your way through the Early Childhood Education Program. • introduce you to the program and its context • to give specific advice about enrolment.
Outline of Session 9.00-9.30 Arrival /Collect information 9.30-10.20 Welcome from Program Director + Program Overview 10.20-10.30 Catholic Studies Elective 10.30-10.50 de Lissa History 10.50-11.10 Morning break 11.15-11.45 Groups for Program Advice 11.45-11.50 Info re First Aid training 11.50-12.00 Campus Central information and then enrolment in computer pools ; U buddies will assist
Welcome and Introductions • Academic Program: • Program DirectorDr. Christy Ward, G1.24 manages the Program • Course Co-ordinatorsmanage the Courses • Lecturers & Tutors:manage the lectures and tutorials • Program Support OfficerRobyn Crouch, G1-28 Handbook – see p.7 for list of staff in the Early Childhood Education Program
Entry categories • School leaver 2011 TER– 73.10 • STAT test entry • TAFE or equivalent credit- Diploma in Children’s Services • Internal transfer from another UniSA program or another university program Reminder about workshop for TAFE entry (or equivalent) Friday, Feb 3rd from 9-4.00 in G1.52, Transition to uni: Bridging the gap between TAFE and university in early childhood education
Mode of Study in 2012 • External mode is available only to students who have successfully completed the 2 year TAFE (or equivalent) Diploma of Children’s Services: Childcare and have applied for and accepted external mode. • Diploma in Children’s Services cohort have completed an early childhood qualification – hence their advanced status. • Once TAFE entry students have accepted their mode of study, either external or internal, it is expected that they maintain that mode. Requests to change mode should be discussed with the Program Director. • Only internal mode for all other students in 2012 but there may be more flexibility in the program in 2013.
Part time study • It is possible to complete a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education part time; however students should talk to their Program Director regarding this option once they commence study. • Some courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. • Professional experience block placements require full time attendance at the block. • Possible part-time sequences after first year need to be discussed with the Program Director. NOTE: Part time does not mean after hours classes are provided. Students need to arrange their personal commitments so that they can attend courses when they are offered.
Study requirements • Full time study – the expectation is a commitment of approx 40 hours/week= 8-10 hours per 4.5 unit course over 16 weeks per study period in SP2 and SP5 • We try to accommodate students but we cannot tailor Program requirements to suit individuals. • Please be aware that lectures and tutorials can be scheduled any time between 8am and 7pm on any day of the week. • Full time study means you will need to organise your other commitments (work, family, holidays) to meet the requirements of the Program Planning and organisation are the keys to your success !
Key Terms Program Name: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Program Code: MBCE Course Code: e.g. EDUC 1063 CourseName(subject): e.g. Language and Multiliteracies Units: each course is equivalent of 4.5 units Study Period (Semester): Study Period 2 - begins February 27thStudy Period 5 – begins July 23rd See Handbook, p. 36 for 2012 Academic Calendar Full time study: 4 courses per Study Period
Quick quiz • Is this a course code or a course name? EDUC 1065 • Is this a program code or a program name? Bachelor of Early Childhood Education • Is this a program code or a program name? MBCE • Is this a course code or a course name? Changing Concepts of Children and Childhood
Your MBCE program • 4 years full time • Diploma of Children’s Services credit students - 3 years full time Structure – see Handbook, p. 11 Includes Professional Courses in: • Child Development • Curriculum • Education Studies • Research • Professional Experience Note: transitioning to a new program in 2013
Why General Electives? • To broaden your knowledge / skill base • Personal growth and development • Try something new • Interest • Enjoyment; passion • Intellectual development • Previous success • Timetable convenience • New adventure/challenge
General Elective Courses in first year (See p. 15) • One general elective for all full time students, except for Diploma students • Contexts of Mathematics (background maths course) OR • if you meet the assumed knowledge requirements for mathematics, a second general elective In later year - one compulsory Indigenous study
Information about just one of the many electives you can choose from: Catholic Studies 1 - MBCE free elective: Are you interested in teaching in a Catholic school? CS 1 – Scripture - Catholic approaches to OT, NT & RE classroom application … * CS1 Scripture – SP2! (EDUC 1069) * Magill & Mawson campuses … CONTACT - Greg Bowyer email@example.com Program Director: Dr. Yvonne Zeegers
Assumed Knowledge: Numeracy EDUC 1032 The Context of Mathematical Competency-obligatory course (1st year) unless student has assumed knowledge, demonstrated by successful completion of stipulated SACE mathematics studies (not applications) courses (See Handbook, p.19)
Full list of electives at: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/BUGE/DisplayBUGE.asp?Year=2010 (See Handbook p. 15 for website) Can choose any elective provided: • it is not a course in the MBCE program (check Handbook, p. 11) • it does not have prerequisites (This info will be provided on the learnonline course site.) • it is not aimed at a specific group of students (This info will be provided on the learnonline course site.)
Pre- and co-requisites • Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or co-requisites. If you do not have the prerequisite you cannot undertake the course.
Program Strands • Contextual Alexandra Diamond • Child Development Dr Valerie Aloa • Research & Honours Dr Janet McDowall • Curriculum Jeff Meiners • Professional Experience Dr Christy Ward
Contextual CoursesAlexandra Diamond First year: Children's Services in Community Contexts (not Diploma students) Language and Multi-literacies Later: Curriculum & pedagogy & learning
Child Development CoursesDr Valerie Aloa First year Changing Concepts of Children and Childhood Children Developing in Context 1 (focus on children B-3 years) Later: courses about • children's social and emotional development • children's cognitive development • children in families and communities • children with special needs • managing learning environments Elective – Brain Development in the Early Years
Research Courses/Honours Program Dr Janet McDowall Research Courses develop research capacity in all students in all courses throughout the program. • One course on research methods • Other courses with information about research and/or research components – e.g. practitioner inquiry Honours Honours program available
Curriculum CoursesJeff Meiners First year: Developing A Play Curriculum Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy (Diploma students only) Later: • a second arts course • literacy & numeracy courses - 3 x literacy & 3 x numeracy • social sciences • physical education and health • design & technology • leadership and advocacy • science
Professional Experience CoursesDr Christy Ward • Birth – 3 Years (child care) 22 days, 12 visit days + 2 week block • 3-5 Years (preschool/kindergarten) 9 visit days + 4 week block • 5-8 Years Junior Primary • 5-6 visit days + 4 week block Refer to Handbook, pp. 21-23 for more information Professional and Ethical Behaviour Professional and Ethical Behaviour
Professional Experience Office • Located at Mawson Lakes Campus Key People Professional Experience Coordinator: Briony Carter Placement Officer: Sharon Key
Take Action Do you have a current Criminal History Screening? NO? Now .......
What to do...... • ALL students who will be completing a professional experience placement or carrying out educational activities with minors MUST have a Criminal History Clearance (Note: this includes students enrolled in the 1st year course, Children's Services in Community Contexts!!) • process can take between 4-6 weeks so start the process immediately.
Criminal History Screening ... Information on the procedure to be followed was provided with your letter of offer or can be obtained on the following website: http://www.unisa.edu.au/eds/working_with_minors.asp(see Handbook, p. 13) • You will receive a letter of notification about your Criminal History Screening Keep the notification letter in a safe place. • NOTE: You do not need to supply this letter of notification to UniSA (unless you receive a specific request to do so) because UniSAreceive an email indicating your clearance status. • If you are enrolled in a professional experience course you can track if it has arrived and been recorded by accessing your my placement site.
If you have any queries about Criminal History Screening, for example you already have a Criminal History Clearance and want to check that it is the one required by the School of Education at UniSA, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferable) or contact Pearly Tan on 8302 6543
Summary of Additional Requirements for Professional ExperienceSee Handbook, p. 13 & p. 19 & Checklist • Criminal History Screening(CHS) 2. Promoting Safety and Wellbeing • Completion of online induction program & quiz. These will be available on the online course home page for Children's Services in Community Contexts and Professional Experience 2 and must be completed by the end of Week 1. You will be emailed when the online program and quiz are available on your course home page. ALL students enrolled in these courses should complete the workshop. 3. First Aid for Centres & Schools: Basic Emergency Life Support (BELS) • Copy of BELS Certificate must be submitted to the Professional Experience Office, Mawson Lakes before you commence a Professional Experience Course. If you have a current Senior First Aid Certificate this is also accepted. 4. Name badge Note: Before completing final Professional Experience course in 4th year you will need to complete the 1 day course: Reporting Abuse and Neglect (RAN).
You will find the Professional Experience Box located to the right of the glass reception desk in the de Lissa building (G building)
Planning your timetable- Enrol in courses for both SP2 and SP5See Handbook, p. 16To organise your timetable:1. First identify the days and times for lectures and any days associated with Professional Experience course visits2. Then select tutorial times around these.Remember: if a tutorial is full you need to choose another time.
Key Locations: finding your way around the campus Bldg B Campus Central - open 8.30 am-6.00 pm Monday to Friday. The first place to go for any general matters related to your student life at UniSA Bldg G de Lissa Building • Academic Services Officer – Robyn Crouch, G1.28 • Program Director - Dr Christy Ward, G1.24 • Most ECE staff offices Bldg A • Library (upstairs) • Aromas & The Kaf (downstairs) Source: heresdavid.com
Applying for Credit/RPL Information will be provided in group sessions after morning break
Do you need support in this program because of disability, health, personal or learning issues? Contact the Learning and Teaching Unit (LTU), located in BldgQ. • Their staff can consult with you regarding your needs. • The service is confidential. Services offered: • Contact study advisers &/or counsellors if you need support during your program because of personal or learning issues. • Contact the Disability Adviser if you need support during your program because of health or disabilityissues.
Speak with you Course Coordinators if you are provided with a Disability Access plan You may need to: • Arrange an appointment out of class • Negotiate extensions • Plan for tests and assignments • Plan for issues such as class absences • Arrange access to course information such as multimedia http://www.unisa.edu.au/ltu/students
Early Childhood StudentOrientation Day Thursday, 23rd February, D1.20 9.30 Welcome and introduction to the School of Education and Professional Experience ‘Getting to know’ you sessions Passport activity – Getting to know the campus Lunch Choice of sessions presented by Learning and Teaching Unit 4.00 Finish Other Key Dates ORIENTATION WEEK Feb 20-24 SP2, 2011 CLASSES START – Week beginning February 27th
What do I need to do to prepare for Week 1? • Ensure that your university email is set up. • Monitor your email. • Attend Orientation Day on February 23rd • Make an appointment with the Teaching and Learning Unit if you need support because of disability, health, personal or learning issues. • Organise your Criminal History Screening and your First Aid Course. • Complete the online course, Promoting safety & wellbeing once you have access to the relevant course. • Apply for your name badge.
Courses to enrol in Study Period 2 and Study Period 5, 2011 Advice will be provided in group sessions after morning break. See Handbook, p. 11 and p. 14
Morning Break 10.50-11.10 After morning break, please go to your allocated room promptly.
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