|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 :||17 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: EDP2111 and (EDP2222 or SPE3001 or EDH2254 or SPE3005) and Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BPED
Enrolment is not permitted in EPP3200 if EDP3333 has been previously completed
Preparation of pre-service teachers for the purpose of being ‘classroom ready’ is a priority of Initial Teacher Education. The research also indicates the importance of multiple opportunities for professional experience that is highly integrated with university-based teaching (ACER, 2014). The eight Practice meets Theory courses create the structure around which the four-year Education Degree is developed. In third year Practice meets Theory coursework, the focus is upon the work of the teacher as a professional applying previous skills and understanding the extended professions that support a school community. Pre-service teachers, as learners themselves, interact with learners and school staff to learn through and with others and to reflect deeply upon their personal strengths and challenges they will face as teachers.
Contemporary classrooms are complex environments where learners present with a diverse range of backgrounds and needs. This sixth Practice meets Theory course will extend pre-service teachers knowledge of unit planning to include term planning across multiple learning areas to create holistic and connected learning experiences. Pre-service teachers will further develop their understanding of assessment, moderation and reporting practices. The professional experience component within this course requires pre-service teachers to collect and analyse learner data and develop a class profile which will inform their teaching practice during the 15-day placement. For full details of the professional experience particulars, refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.