|Short Description:||Think & Act Like a Teacher 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|
|Version produced :||4 August 2020|
Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary or Primary+Special Ed or Special Ed or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) or BPED
Co-req: BEDU(Primary) Only - EHF1100 or EDC1200
Enrolment is not permitted if EDC1300 or EDC1400 has been previously completed
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 https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience 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 http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html OR exemption card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/faqs/exemption-card-faqs.html.
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 http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience
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 https://bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/whendoineedtoapply.html).
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 https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/education-placements/blue-card).
Where a student is denied approval for a blue card, enrolment in any initial teacher education program will be withdrawn (refer to https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualification.html).
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 https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/education-placements/working-with-children).
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 review recordings of contemporary 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.