Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P

EDU30015 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Recommended 12 hours face to face+Blended plus a 20 day placement in an upper primary school setting (between Grades 3 and 6).

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


237.5 cp from BA-EDUPRI Bachelor of Education (Primary)
EDU20006 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2
EDU20002 Mathematics in Practice
EDU20001 Developing Literacy 

Aims and objectives

The pre-service teachers will undertake 20 days of professional experience in an upper primary school setting under the supervision of a registered teacher mentor. In this unit pre-service teachers involve themselves in the life of the school and reflect on their practice and performance in discussion with their school mentor teacher and university staff. Pre-service teachers will take a large percentage of full class teaching. In preparation for their placement in schools, they will engage with material relating to pedagogy and curriculum for a primary school setting and assessment for learning in the primary classroom and establishing professional relationships from the onset and demonstrate competence against all the Australian professional standards for teachers (APST) at graduate level.

Graduate Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Prepare and appraise learning experiences using a variety of curriculum documents and resources
2. Design learning environments to ensure safety and to facilitate learning
3. Demonstrate professional relationships with education professionals and caring and professional relationships with students
4. Write and evaluate detailed and professional learning/teaching plans
5. Analyse and reflect upon teaching and learning experiences
6. Critically evaluate curriculum and pedagogical principles in relation to effective teaching and learning
7. Apply your knowledge and understanding of pedagogical approaches to promote children’s learning and wellbeing, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, in ways that are responsive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, doing and being.