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ESP1200 The Beginning Teacher

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 : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: ESF1100 or EDC1200 or EDC1000 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BSED
Enrolment is not permitted in ESP1200 if EDC1400 has been previously completed


This course builds on pre-service teacher understanding of the professional practice of teaching. This course provides pre-service teachers with the pedagogical frameworks to understand teaching strategies and reflective practice. This course aligns with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in relation to organising teaching strategies for effective learning. Key considerations are developing verbal and non-verbal communication skills and incorporating knowledge of how students learn into their planning. This course includes the initial professional experience of 10 days.

The aim of this course is to prepare pre-service teachers to effectively engage students in learning. This course provides pre-service teachers with the opportunity to understand the educational goals that underpin teaching practices and in the process, develop and apply knowledge of lesson planning within the classroom context. Additionally, this course introduces pre-service teachers to a range of teaching strategies and discusses the relevance of each for effective learning. The Beginning Teacher has a focus on pedagogical frameworks and the philosophical basis of teaching strategies in order to rationalise planning decisions in relation to classroom contexts. A key consideration for lesson planning is the use of logical sequencing of learning experiences with respect to knowledge of how students learn.

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Date printed 23 May 2022