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Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU30015

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of theory study per week plus 20 days of placement

About this unit

In this unit, students undertake a professional practicum in an upper primary school setting under the supervision of a registered teacher mentor. Students involve themselves in the life of the school and reflect on their practice and performance in discussion with their school supervisor and university staff. Students will take a large percentage of full class teaching. In preparation for their placement in schools students will engage with material relating to pedagogy and curriculum for a primary school setting.


Type: Primary School

Year Level: 9–12 years of age / Years  3–6

Duration: 20 days

Minimum Attendance: 7.5 hours per day excluding breaks


  • Engagement in a professional practicum under the guidance of a mentor teacher
  • Upper Primary School (Grades 3–6) curriculum policies and documents
  • Pedagogy
  • Introduction to assessment practices their relationship to effective learning
  • Lesson and unit planning and documentation
  • Forming professional relationships
  • Self-assessment of teaching performance
  • Creating and maintaining a safe and challenging learning environment
  • Using a range of teaching practices and resource
  • Strategies for supporting students’ well-being and safety, including policy and legislative requirements
  • Code of Conduct
  • Graduate Professional Teachers Standards

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