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Professional Experience 1

Overview of the unit

Unit code: EDU70015 Professional Experience 1
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 12 hours of theory study per week plus 20 days of placement

About this unit

This is the first of three professional experience units in secondary education. Pre-service teachers will undertake a 20-day professional experience in a secondary school under the supervision of approved mentors. Pre-service teachers will involve themselves in the life of the school and reflect on their practice and performance in discussion with their mentors and university academic staff. Pre-service teachers will begin to develop their understanding and competence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) appropriate to this course stage. Pre-service teachers will be introduced to materials relating to pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and policies relevant to secondary school settings.

Content

• Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate) focus areas 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3 are explicitly taught, practiced and assessed in this unit.
• Code of Conduct.
• Code of Ethics.
• Confidentiality.
• Effective communication.
• Planning documents.
• Introduction to secondary school education in Australia.
• The importance of knowing the setting and students you teach.
• Curriculum documents relevant to secondary schools.
• Engagement in a professional experience under the guidance of a professionally qualified mentor.
• Establishing professional relationships.
• Reflect on teaching performance.
• Resources to support teaching and learning.
• Learning environments.
• Introduction to e-Portfolios.

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

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