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EPP1100 Thinking and Acting Like a Teacher 1

Short Description: Think & Act Like a Teacher 1
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070103 - Teacher Education: Primary
Grading basis : Graded


Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary or Primary+Special Educ or Special Educ or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary)
Co-req: BEDU(Primary) Only - EHF1100 or CMS1000 or EDC1200
Enrolment is not permitted if EDC1300 or EDC1400 has been previously completed

Other requisites

BEDU continuing Students admitted prior to Semester 1, 2018 only - Enrolment is not permitted in EPP100 if EDC1300 or EDC1400 has been previously completed.

Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.

Before commencing this course students will be assumed to have read the full details of Professional Experience particulars and familiarised themselves with the requirements. Please see the Education Placement Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book for full details.

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid blue card OR exemption card
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland you must ensure that all relevant checks are completed and evidence of this is provided to the Professional Experience office

Provided a blue card renewal application has been submitted at least 30 days before expiry of the current card, the blue card will remain active while the renewal application is processed (details available at

Blue Card Services cannot process a form dated more than 16 weeks prior to lodgement. In addition, a representative of USQ or a Justice of the Peace, must sight the applicant’s identification documents and check the information on the form, before signing and dating the USQ declaration (refer to

Where a student is denied approval for a blue card, enrolment in any initial teacher education program will be withdrawn (refer to
If undertaking Professional Experience outside of Queensland, students are advised to check the Working with Children requirements of the state within which Professional Experience will be undertaken (refer to


This is the first of a suite of eight Practice meets Theory courses that affords pre-service teachers the opportunities to connect to real-world teaching contexts, scaffolding their development toward graduate teacher capabilities. Coursework enables pre-service teachers to begin thinking and acting like a teacher. This first year first semester introductory course requires pre-service teachers to attend education sites and observe teachers at work. Specifically, pre-service teachers will focus on the micro-skills of teaching (gaining attention, eye contact, positioning, timing, delivering instructions, supervising learning activities, questioning, using a whiteboard, etc) that are embedded in the coursework and observation tasks. This course contains a 10-day professional experience placement of five specified single days and one full week. For full details of the professional experience particulars, refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 External
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 External
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba