Course Title: PP3 and Project Design in Early Childhood Settings

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: PP3 and Project Design in Early Childhood Settings

Credit Points: 24

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Barbara Chancellor

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257858

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students must successfully complete TCHE2373 Action Research, before commencing this course.

Course Description

Students will learn how to design an action research project which will be undertaken during their early childhood professional practice placements in Year 4.This will be underpinned by understandings developed during a literature review. The project will investigate aspects of their practice they wish to change.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the end of this course students will have an approved project plan, ready to implement during PP3 and PP4. Students will have begun a professional journal which will be continued on PP3.

Students will learn how to plan a research project using action research methodology and relevant methods. Students will experience keeping a professional journal during PP3.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include lectures, tutorials, readings and discussions as well as independent work.

Overview of Learning Resources

Readings will be supplied in class and online.

Overview of Assessment

There will be two assessment tasks each worth 50%:

1. Research plan, 50%.

2. Professional reflective journal kept during PP3, 50%.