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Supervised Professional Experience 2

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU70016

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 12 hours of theory study per week plus 20 days of placement

About this unit

This is the second 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.

Within this unit pre-service teachers will continue to develop their understanding and competence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) appropriate to this course stage. In preparation for this professional experience, pre service teachers will engage with material relating to pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and policies relevant to a primary school setting.


  • 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
  • Curriculum documentation
  • Assessment practices and their relationship to effective learning
  • Lesson and unit planning
  • Establishing and maintaining professional relationships with students and other professionals
  • Using reflection as a tool for improvement
  • Setting goals for teaching and learning
  • Modify the learning environment to enhance safety and learning
  • Teaching resources including ICT
  • Effective communication
  • A range of teaching strategies that support students’ learning
  • Strategies for supporting students’ learning, well-being and safety, including policy and legislative requirements
  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Ethics
  • Building on e-Portfolios