|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 :||20 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: EDC1400 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BPED
Research indicates the importance of professional experience that commences early in teacher education and is highly integrated with university-based teaching (ACER, 2014). The suite of eight Practice meets Theory courses create the structure around which the four-year Education Degree is developed. Each year there are two opportunities to connect to real-world teaching contexts through Professional Experience and theoretical knowledge in a carefully sequenced approach to developmental needs. In this third Practice meets Theory course, pre-service teachers, as learners themselves, interact with students and school staff to learn and reflect upon the personal strengths and challenges they will experience as teachers.
In this course, pre-service teachers design a sequence of lesson plans and formative assessment tasks that provide learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all learners. They develop an understanding of the demands of the teaching profession. For pre-service teachers to gain insight into the complexities of teaching, they investigate influential learning theories and pedagogical models and frameworks. Furthermore, they recognise how the use of effective classroom management skills enables a supportive environment. Professional Experience is positioned towards the end of the semester, providing an opportunity for pre-service teachers to apply the knowledge and skills that are constructed progressively throughout the course.
A 10-day professional experience placement is attached to this course. For full details of the Professional Experience particulars, please refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.