Unit code: EDU40012
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
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 Australian Primary School 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. They will observe a variety of classes at different levels, teach through one-to-one coaching or small group and take responsibility for a full class. Students will be prepared to teach all subjects with professional competence. In preparation for their placement in schools, students engage with material relating to the primary curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and professional relationships and are prepared for the expectations of this ‘Ready to Teach Practicum’.
Swinburne University has now incorporated the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) into the final year of primary professional experience units. This narrative based assignment will allow you to demonstrate your competence in classroom practice by creating a unit plan, lesson plans, assessing, reflecting and appraising your teaching. Connecting the academic program to your professional experience, the GTPA provides quality assurance of graduate readiness, giving you valuable experience to help you progress into your new career.
Type: Primary School
Year Level: 5-12 years of age / Foundation to Year 6
Duration: 20 days
Minimum Attendance: 35 hours per week or 7 hours per day
- Engagement in a professional practicum under the guidance of a mentor teacher
- Students and how they learn
- Curriculum content, policies and documents
- Assessment and feedback
- Lesson and unit planning and documentation
- Professional relationships, professional learning
- Self-assessment of teaching performance
- Safe and challenging learning environments
- Teaching strategies and resources
- Code of Conduct
- Graduate Professional Teachers Standards
This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Primary).
View further information on this unit.