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Practicum III

Code: 102020 ECTS Credits: 14
Degree Type Year Semester
2500797 Early Childhood Education OB 3 A
The proposed teaching and assessment methodology that appear in the guide may be subject to changes as a result of the restrictions to face-to-face class attendance imposed by the health authorities.


Jessica Perez Moreno

Use of Languages

Principal working language:
catalan (cat)
Some groups entirely in English:
Some groups entirely in Catalan:
Some groups entirely in Spanish:


It is recommended to have completed the practicum I and II.

In order to take this course it is mandatory to hold the negative certificate from the Sex Offender Registry. The student is the unique responsible to get and present it to the center before the intership starts.

Objectives and Contextualisation


Third internship (Practicum III)ise designed for students to acquire an overview 3-6 cycle of Childhood Education and educational processes taking place in it. The content of these practices focuses on knowledge and educational intervention in the classroom.

This course is taught by teachers of different educational areas: Social Sciences, Music education, Visual arts, Body Expression, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, Language and Developmental Psychology. Its design and location in the Curriculum allows the relation between the following subjects:

Teaching the knowledge of the natural and social environment in early childhood education I and II

Visual arts education in Early Childhood Education I and II

Early Childhood Music Education I

Teaching Language and Literature in Early Childhood Education

Mathematics in Early Childhood Education curriculum

Early Childhood Psychomotor and Corporal education



To know the educational reality of a school and Primary.

To observe, analyze and describe the organizational elements of a kindergarten classroom.

To design and implement adequate educational sequence to the reality studied.

To analyze and reflect on the teaching task itself.


  • Acquiring practical knowledge of the class and its management.
  • Adopt ethical behaviour and attitudes and act according to the ethical principles of the profession.
  • Analyse and recognize one’s own socio-emotional skills (in terms of strengths, potentials and weaknesses) to develop those necessary for work and professional development.
  • Consider classroom practical work to innovate and improve teaching.
  • Controlling and monitoring the educational process, and in particular of teaching and learning by mastering the necessary techniques and strategies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evolution of the fundamentals of early care and the bases and developments that make it possible to understand the psychological processes of learning and personality construction in early childhood.
  • Design and regulate learning spaces in diverse contexts which attend to the particular issues of pupils regarding gender equality, equity and respect for human rights.
  • Develop critical thinking and reasoning and know how to communicate effectively both in your own tongues and in other languages.
  • Develop strategies for autonomous learning.
  • Establish relations between theory and practice and the reality of the classroom and the school.
  • Express other languages and use them for educational purposes: corporal, musical, audiovisual.
  • Generate innovative and competitive proposals in research and professional activity.
  • Manage information related to the professional environment for decision-making and reporting.
  • Master social skills in dealing and relating with the family of each pupil and all families.
  • Participate and get involved in the events, meetings and events of the institution to which one belongs.
  • Promote and facilitate early infant learning, from a global and integrative perspective of different cognitive, emotional, psychomotor and developmental dimensions.
  • Promote coexistence in and outside of the classroom and address the peaceful resolution of conflicts.
  • Promote the autonomy and uniqueness of each pupil as factors of education in emotions, feelings and values in early childhood.
  • Properly express oneself orally and in writing and master the use of different expression techniques.
  • Reflect in groups on the acceptance of rules and respect for others.
  • Regulate the processes of interaction and communication in student groups aged 0-3 and 3-6 years.
  • Understand and apply the processes of interaction and communication in the classroom and master the skills required to foster a climate that facilitates the learning of social skills and coexistence.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Adjust one's educational proposals to the maturation of children for whom they are intended.
  2. Apply skills and abilities that promote interaction, coexistence and communication among children.
  3. Attend as many of the centre’s programming and coordination meetings as possible.
  4. Build relationships and connections between theoretical issues discussed in the faculty and what is observed during work experience.
  5. Collecting and analysing data from the direct observation of the classroom and of the documents from the centre.
  6. Collecting and analysing data from the direct observation of the classroom in order to create a learning sequence proposal adapted to the specific and innovative environment.
  7. Communicate information, facts and events experienced in the classroom and in the school with care and respect for people’s privacy.
  8. Deliver proposed activities on time and in the right way.
  9. Design an appropriate educational intervention project for a school.
  10. Design and apply actions to strengthen the weaknesses identified to improve professional development.
  11. Design, apply and evaluate a learning sequence that respects the globality and uniqueness of each child.
  12. Detect situations of conflict and act in observance of mediation criteria.
  13. Identifying strengths and weaknesses and setting personal milestones in the emotional sphere.
  14. Make project proposals taking into account the diversity of the school context.
  15. Make the final presentation of the practicum, synthesizing the main ideas and experiences and adjusting them to the given time in one’s mother tongue.
  16. Making proper use of oral, body, musical, plastic, mathematical, audio-visual languages, etc. in applying the learning sequence.
  17. Making proper use of written language to describe and communicate the experiences and lessons learnt in the practicum from memory.
  18. Manage and lead a group activity by ensuring that good interaction and communication occurs between participating children.
  19. Observing and intervening in the greatest possible number of school situations where students’ relatives participate.
  20. Periodically collecting and analysing in writing the personal reactions and impressions of your stay at the school.
  21. Reflecting in a group on the acceptance of standards and respect towards others.
  22. Reflecting orally and in writing about the didactic intervention itself.
  23. Reflexively describe the dynamics of different meetings and events that one has participated in.
  24. Relating orally and in writing the observation made in the classroom and the sequence proposal to be applied with the theoretical elements of different subjects in the degree.
  25. Structure work in an organized manner in relation to demands.
  26. Using observation sheets to perform the child’s educational follow-up.
  27. Using the results of the analyses carried out in order to make decisions about how to act.


1. The profession of nursery school teacher: functions, strategies, techniques and professional attitudes .

2. Analysis of the processes of communication and interaction in the classroom.

2.1 Study of interventions for classroom learning.

2.2 Reflection on methodologies that promote cooperation and learning autonomy.

2.3 Analysis of attention to the diversity of learning pace.

2.4 Value of inclusion as a learning strategy.

3. Analysis of the tutorial function: classroom organization and management.

4. Analysis of coexistence guidelines, approaches and strategies of conflict resolution.

5. Analysis of Early Childhood Education Curriculum (3-6 years).

6. Contextualization, design, implementation and evaluation of a teaching and learning sequence.

7. Self-analysis and self-regulation of the practice and learning processes.


In the seminars the activities developed are the following: Exchange, discussion and evaluation of the processes designed in small group; attending conferences and workshops on specific topics of the practicum; group tutorials on the design of the teaching sequence. Oral presentations of papers and conclusions.

The activities carried aout in the center are the following: observing, reporting, document analysis; study of everyday situations at school: type of dynamic activities; preparation of field diary and observation notes; exchange of views and readjustments with the classroom teacher, and application of the teaching sequence designed (between 6 and 8 sessions intensive applied in the second period).

The activities carried out autonomously are of the type: Reading recommended bibliography; analysis and study of school reality; design a teaching-learning sequence; reflection on the sequence implementation; preparation of the final report, and prepare the oral presentations.

At the end of the course, there will be a public exhibition with displayed materials and projects made in school.

Our teaching approach and assessment procedures may be altered if public health authorities impose new restrictions on public gatherings for COVID-19


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Group seminars, final exposition and individual tutoring 25 1 7, 4, 15, 13, 8, 6, 21, 22, 24
Type: Supervised      
Stay at the Early Childhood school center 245 9.8 1, 2, 3, 12, 10, 11, 4, 14, 18, 19, 5, 6, 16, 26
Type: Autonomous      
Reading and writing the documents, the report and the final presentation 80 3.2 10, 25, 15, 8, 22, 17


Evaluation of three indicators: Final report,  Seminaires and public presentation, and Report from the Center. To pass the course each indicator, which are individual, must be passed separately.

A result <5 (10) in the final report, to report from the school or participation in seminars indicates the falure of practicum III.

The final report has to be delivered by the end of the seminaires via Moodle, and tutor's feedback will be given via Moodle as well.. 

The evaluation of the stay in the centre of practices and the seminars can not be repetead.

The seminar attendance is mandatory: Students must attend at least 90% of seminars, otherwise it will be considered absent.

Attendance in person at the school is a prerequisite. It should have been a minimum of 245h.

At any time during school internship, the school can produce a justified report where it evidence that the student cannot continue doing the practicum. If this happens, this student will automatically suspend the practicum (the numerical qualification that will remain will be a 3). If the student gives up the practicum without giving proper reasons the mark will be 0.

The results of each one of the evaluations will be returned to the students within the maximum period of 4 weeks after its delivery, and a review date will be offered in the days following its publication.

To pass this course, the student must show, in the activities offered to them, a good general communicative competence, both orally and in writing and a good command of the language and communication language contained in the syllabus. Reportserious misspellings and syntax suspend the subject. Also, the student must show personal and professional competencies such as: respect, cooperation, empathy, use of the appropriate cell phone, punctuality, not judge, argue, etc.

Any plagiarism in work submitted will suppose the failure of the course.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Evaluation from the school teacher (stay at the center) 33,3% 0 0 1, 10, 9, 11, 4, 25, 15, 14, 8, 5, 6, 20, 21, 22, 24, 17, 26
Final report 33,4% 0 0 1, 2, 3, 7, 12, 9, 11, 14, 18, 13, 19, 6, 16, 26
Group seminars,individual tutoring and exposition 33,3% 0 0 7, 23, 10, 4, 25, 13, 5, 6, 20, 22, 24, 27


Professional journals:

Aula d'Innovació Educativa (Graó)

Guix d’Infantil (Graó)

In-fàn-cia (Rosa Sensat)

Perspectiva escolar (Rosa Sensat)


Cubero, R. (2001): Maestros y alumnos conversando: el encuentro de las voces distantes. Investigación en la escuela, 45, 7-19.

Pozuelos, F. (2007). Trabajopor proyectos en el aula: Descripción, investigación y experiencias. MCEP.


Escamilla, A. (2011, 2ª ed). Las competencias en la programación de aula. Barcelona: Graó.

Hernández, F. & Ventura, M. (2008). La organizacion del curriculum por proyectos de trabajo. El conocimiento es un calidoscopio. Barcelona: Octaedro.

Martín, X. (2006). Investigar y aprender cómo organizar un proyecto. Barcelona: Horsori.

Mercer, N. (2001): Palabras y mentes. Cómo usamos el lenguaje para pensar juntos. Barcelona: Paidós.

Sanmartí, N. (2007): Evaluar para aprender. 10 Ideas clave. Barcelona: Graó.


Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Educació. http://www.xtec.cat/