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Supervised Professional Experience 1

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Unit Code: EDU60044

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 the Master of Teaching (Primary). In this unit pre-service teachers will undertake
a 20 day professional experience in a primary school under the supervision of an approved mentor. Pre-service teachers will involve
themselves in the life of the school and reflect on their practice and performance supported by their in school mentor and university
academic staff. In this unit, pre-service teachers will develop their understanding of relevant National and/or State or Territory curriculum
documents, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and relevant National and/or State or Territory codes of Conduct and
Ethics

Content

  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate) focus areas are explicitly taught, practiced and assessed in this unit
  • Engagement in a professional experience under the guidance of a qualified mentor teacher
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Stage)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Ethics
  • Confidentiality
  • Effective communication
  • Planning documents
  • Primary school education in Australia
  • The importance of knowing the setting and students you teach
  • Curriculum documents relevant to primary schools
  • Establishing professional relationships
  • Reflection on teaching performance
  • Resources to support teaching and learning
  • Learning environments
  • Introduction to e-Portfolios this unit.
  • Engagement in a professional experience under the guidance of a qualified mentor teacher