Bestchance and ACU Practicum Partnerships: Summary Report October 2015
This report provides a summary of an informal partnership arrangement between bestchance Child Family Care and ACU developed in
2015. Specifically the partnership arrangement centred around the placement of ACU pre-service teachers undertaking there 3 – 5year old placement based upon a cluster model. The cluster model proposed, and adopted, involved placing ACU pre-service teachers in bestchance Child Family Care kindergartens as well as an ACU academic conducting a series of two workshops for pre-service teachers and supervising teachers. Bestchance Child Family Care selected and approached kindergarten teachers seeking an expression of interest to supervise one or two ACU pre-service teachers. Kindergartens were organised around ‘clusters’ based upon location. In total there were total of 12 bestchance Child Family Care kindergartens and 17 ACU pre-service teachers.