Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) students discussed the benefits of studying childcare at RGIT at the Melbourne Campus on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Students Kevin, Eugenia and Anupama spoke of the benefits of learning hands-on children's activities, as well as how studying ECEC will help them realise their dream careers in the future. The students learned how to make modelling clay while learning of the benefits of such hands-on activities including teaching children how to play collaboratively, and the benefits for children of building friendships and trust, basic motor skill and language development, as well as getting creative and building a mindset for sharing.
Students spoke of children realising a sense of accomplishment in making their own non-toxic modelling clay (complimenting the occupational health and safety module of the course), experimenting with the colours, and learning together. Students reiterated Trainer Rabia Rehman's beliefs in ECEC as a practical, hands-on course, which she described as paramount in learning how to teach and work with young children.
Be sure to stay tuned for next month's issue of Evolve student magazine for more photos and for more of what students had to say about studying ECEC at RGIT.