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.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21


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. [APST Standard 1, 2, 3]
2. Design learning environments to ensure safety and to facilitate learning. [APST Standard 1, 2, 3, 4]
3. Demonstrate professional relationships with education professionals and caring and professional relationships with students. [APST Standard    6, 7]
4. Write and evaluate detailed and professional learning/teaching plans. [APST Standard 1, 2, 3]
5. Analyse and reflect upon teaching and learning experiences. [APST Standard 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
6. Critically evaluate curriculum and pedagogical principles in relation to effective teaching and learning. [APST Standard 1, 2].