BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECE-148 - Introductory Practicum - 3.00 Credits

AECE-148 - Introductory Practicum - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
AECE 148 provides students with the opportunity to interact with young children at a variety of venues like preschools, daycares, and family daycare centers. The practicum provides students with eighty hours of contact time with children in the second term. The course will give the student a practical experience that will enhance their classroom studies. AECE 148 will ensure students are introduced to the connection between theory and practice.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Certificate - Year 1 Spring
  • Prerequisites : AECE 145, AECE 102, AECE 104, AECE 124, AECE 134, AECE 136, AECE 140, AECE 110, ENGL 110,
    Corequisites : AECE 125, AECE 150,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 80
    Student Evaluation
    Completion of 80 hours successful/unsuccessful
    Mid-Term Evaluation successful/unsuccessful
    Final Evaluation successful/unsuccessful
    Weekly Assignments successful/unsuccessful
    Seminar/Attendance/Participation successful/unsuccessful
    TOTAL - pass/fail

    Students will need to complete and pass all of the evaluation as laid out in accordance with the provincial competencies in Early Childhood Education in order to pass the practicum.
    Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

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

    • Describe the practicum placement by:

      • identifying the mission statement;

      • identifying the programs philosophy;

      • stating the policy and procedure manual;

      • stating the rules and schedules; and

      • defining the curriculum and staff qualifications.

    • Identify each child’s individuality by:

      • observing children using the Early Learning Framework;

    • Demonstrate an awareness of culturally appropriate practice in an Aboriginal community.

    • Conform to a professional early childhood education code of ethics in regards to interpersonal communications with staff, children and families (i.e. confidentiality).

    • Identify guiding and caring for children techniques by:

      • observing children’s learning through play; and

      • recognizing communication with children.

    • Acknowledge the center environment inside and outside a center by;

      • developing an environment; and

      • accepting program goals and objectives.

    • Recognize professional relationships by:

      • explaining professional growth; and

      • realizing professional communication.

    Text and Materials:
  • Ministry of Education. (1985). Competencies on early childhood education. Current Edition. Victoria, BC: Province of BC.
  • Early Childhood Education Department. (2002). Practicum manual for AECE 148. Current Edition. Merritt, BC: NVIT.
  • Feeney, Stephanie and Nancy Freeman. (1999). Ethics and the early childhood educator. Current Edition. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved April 2006.