EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice
Students must have successfully completed the entire previous year's professional experience courses in order to enrol in this course.
The professional experience to date has enabled pre-service teachers to be involved in the normal day to day running of an educational institution and in the teaching of several curriculum areas over an extended period of time. This course offers the pre-service teacher a further extensive period in the field in a new context. The block professional experience will require involvement in the planning, implementation, assessment and reflection of units of work along with the daily administrative and professional requirements of an educator. The experience will require pre-service teachers to play an active role in the construction of their own practical theories. Their workplace experience will enable them to question, criticise and reformulate their assumptions about the nature of educators' work. Students undertaking this course are required to complete a 25 day professional experience placement in an approved educational setting. Professional development and professional standards underpinning graduate entry will be a central focus of this course.