Unit code: EDU80015
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. 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 and teach across the full range of the curriculum. During this practicum they have responsibility for a whole class for a minimum of five days. Lesson plans and other written documentation will contribute to the assessment for this subject. In preparation for these placement students participate in online activities and interactions focused on issues of diversity and inclusion.
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 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
- Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate) 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 5.2, 6.2, 6.4, 7.4 are explicitly taught, practiced and assessed in this unit, whilst the focus areas of 1.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 4.3, 5.5, 6.1, 7.2 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 furthered developed. ALL focus areas are assessed in the final assessment tasks
- Engagement in a professional experience under the guidance of a qualified mentor teacher
- Understanding and supporting student diversity
- Assessment, feedback and reporting
- Developing collaborative working practices
- Critical reflection of teaching performance
- Innovative learning environments
- Working with families and the wider community
- Professional organisations and networking
- Teacher registration
- Code of Conduct
- Code of Ethics
- Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Stage)
- Completing the e-Portfolio
- Preparing for interviews
- Relevant national and/or state or territory curriculum
This unit is found in Master of Teaching (Primary).
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