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Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 1

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU10027

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 50 hours of study per week

About this unit

This is the first of four professional experience units for the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Pre-service teachers will undertake 20 days of
professional experience in an approved Primary School setting, with children in a Foundation to Year 2 classroom under the supervision of approved
mentors. The unit provides pre-service teachers with knowledge and skills needed to teach children effectively and gain knowledge about a variety of
theoretical approaches to curriculum and assessment. Pre-service teachers become familiar with the relevant national and/or state or territory
curriculum documents and demonstrate competence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers appropriate to the course stage of
this professional experience.


  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate) Standards 1-7
  • Code of Ethics
  • How children learn in the in the Primary
  • Teaching with intention
  • Expectations for young children
  • Self-assessment of teaching
  • Learning experiences
  • Promoting confidence and engagement in learning
  • Adapting teaching methods to young children’s skills, knowledge and interests
  • Demonstrating an awareness of children’s interest in contemporary technologies
  • Recognising individual difference and supporting learning accordingly
  • Engaging collaboratively with colleagues and contributing to reflective practice
  • Planning for and assessing children’s learning
  • Creating and maintaining safe, healthy and challenging learning environments
  • Using relevant documents to plan, implement and evaluate learning experiences
  • Intervening effectively to encourage appropriate behaviour and deal with inappropriate behaviour
  • Relevant national and/or state or territory curriculum and framework documents
  • Family partnerships-strategies for communication with families
  • Links between theory, research and practice