PR535.300 Professional Practice: Supported Teaching Secondary (20 days)


ED621.306 - Ecology and Management of Learning Environments
ED622.306 - Students with Additional Needs

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The second professional experience entails 25 days in a secondary school during the second semester of the third year. Students will attend their placement school for a block of 5 days early in the year, followed by two blocks of 10 days later in the year. Students will attend a preparation class prior to the placement and a debriefing class after completing the placement, both are on-campus classes. The students will have engaged in a substantial number of academic subjects by that stage and will confidently undertake this second ‘Supported Teaching’ experience. In this experience students will observe in the first week, teach small groups and team teach during the following 10 days, and then spend the remaining days in ‘half day’ control.

The schools will be encouraged to view the pre-service teachers as co-learners with their Mentor Teachers and provide a professional experience that scaffolds their development. The pre-service teachers will observe teaching and learning, teach small groups of students, team teach with their Mentor Teachers and, teach whole classes for half days. They will then return to their Eastern-based units which are constructed to assist them to reflect on their experience, address individual concerns and prepare strategically for the third Professional Experience.

Mentor Teachers will provide advice and support for the pre-service teachers and will assess their teaching against the Standards for Graduating Teachers.

As pre-service teachers progress through the Professional Experience, they are expected to demonstrate increasing competence and professional growth. All pre-service teachers are encouraged to observe as many different classes as possible and to become well immersed with school life.

Pre-service teachers are required to incorporate digital technologies in their teaching, learning, preparation and assessment practices displaying improving personal proficiency.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)
Face to face: Semester 1, 2021; Semester 2, 2021; Semester 1, 2022; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 1, 2023; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 1, 2024; Semester 2, 2024; Semester 1, 2025; Semester 2, 2025; Semester 1, 2026, and Semester 2, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 1 and 2)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.