Pre-requisites

ED722 Learners, Educators and Social Contexts: Professional Experience 2A
ES724 Students with Additional Needs: Professional Experience 2B
All major and minor units completed
Successful LANTITE Results (Coded as NLTEST and NNTEST)

Co-requisites

CF701 Integration of Vocation and Faith
ES612 Primary Health and Physical Education
ES613 Primary Arts
ES718 Primary Numeracy OR ES719 Primary Literacy

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

The fourth and final professional experience is a block of 30 consecutive days in a primary school, and is completed during the final semester of study. The aim for this teaching block is for you to operate as independent yet supervised teachers. You will ideally move quickly through an orientation and team teaching model with your supervising teacher and have full control of the class learning environment for at least 25 days. As you progress through the professional experience, you are expected to demonstrate increasing competence and professional growth as a teacher and are encouraged to become well immersed with school life. You are also required to incorporate ICT in your teaching, learning and administration practices displaying improving personal proficiency.

During the placement your supervising teacher will provide advice and support and will assess your teaching against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. By the end of this professional experience you are required to demonstrate that you are ‘ready to teach’ by satisfactorily meeting all of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. The College in consultation with the supervising teacher will make the final determination of your capabilities.

Through this professional experience you will focus on developing a reflective practice in order to improve classroom practices. On campus classes will introduce the concept and processes of action research in the classroom, including how to identify needs, plan practices in response to needs, how to collect and analyse data to monitor impact, and plan improvements to practices in order to meet needs.

On campus classes prior to and after the placement will prepare you for the placement, and enable you to debrief after its completion and prepare for transitioning into the profession. Through reflection on your journey as a teacher candidate, you will discuss strategies to transition into the teaching profession with an understanding of employment contracts, registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, and the graduate teacher status.

Topics

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face:

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 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.