EDU70012 Supervised Professional Experience 2

Unit code: EDU70012

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 12 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 or other education agency under the supervision of a registered teacher. They develop knowledge and capability in the teaching of literacy and numeracy. 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 observe a variety of classes at different levels. At the discretion of their supervisor, students may engage in one-to-one coaching or small group work before taking responsibility for a full class. By the conclusion of the practicum they demonstrate the ability to take a full class in a variety of curriculum areas. In preparation for their placement in schools, students participate in tutorials focusing on the teaching of literacy and numeracy in the primary school. They observe a variety of classes at different levels. Lesson plans and other documentation contribute to the assessment for this subject.


Type: Primary School or Middle-Upper 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


The focus in this unit is on experiential learning under the guidance of a supervisor. In this context topics covered will include:

  • The teaching of literacy and numeracy in the primary school
  • How students learn
  • Self-assessment of teaching performance
  • Engaging collaboratively with colleagues
  • Planning and assessing for effective teaching
  • Creating and maintaining a safe and challenging learning environment
  • Employing effective interventions to deal with routine misbehaviours
  • Using a range of teaching practices and resources.

This unit is found in Master of Teaching (Primary).