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EDU1100 Introduction to Professional Experience

Semester 2, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Claire Nicholls


Pre-requisite: EDC1000 and EDC1001


This course prepares you for your first professional experience placement of 10 days, as a pre-service educator in an Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary educational context. You will be introduced to beginning teaching and pedagogical theories, and strategies aimed at supporting you to become a professional educational practitioner.

You will consider learning environments, communication strategies and site, system, curriculum and legislative requirements. This course will support you at the beginning of your Professional Experience Placement and provide opportunities for reflection, development of your professional teacher identity and developing positive relationships with children/students, teachers, parents/carers and communities.

This course contains a 10-day Professional Experience Placement.

Course learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics, responsibilities and conduct and requirements for the teaching profession (APST 7.1 & 7.2);
  2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant learning and curriculum frameworks (APST 2.1, 2.2, 2.3);
  3. demonstrate knowledge of how students learn and implications for teaching (APST 1.2);
  4. demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT; relevant strategies; and effective communication to engage and motivate children and students in their learning (APST 3.3, 3.4, 3.6);
  5. demonstrate knowledge of contemporary educational environments, through the ability to support and manage learning activities with children and adolescents. (APST 4.1, 4.2);
  6. demonstrate the ability to seek and apply constructive feedback from your supervisor during professional experience to improve your teaching practice. (APST 6.3);
  7. demonstrate appropriate cognitive, literacy and communication skills, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and referencing.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Aspects of lesson planning especially the orientating phase 15.00
2. Professional and ethical conduct 10.00
3. Selection and use of appropriate resources, including ICT 10.00
4. Verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support learner engagement 10.00
5. Seeking and applying feedback and critical evaluation and reflection 10.00
6. Engagement and motivation of learners 15.00
7. Teacher organisation and development of routines and procedures 15.00
8. Orientation to an educational setting as a pre-service teacher 15.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Quiz No 10 1,2
Assignments Written Critique (written) No 40 3,4,7
Assignments Written Portfolio No 50 5,6,7
Assignments Practical Placement Performance No 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Date printed 27 June 2022