Professional Experience 1

EDU70015 12.5 Credit Points External Venue, Hawthorn

Contact hours

  • 24 hours 20 days placement (150 hours)

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This is the first of three professional experience units in secondary education. Pre-service teachers will undertake a 20-day professional experience in a secondary school under the supervision of approved mentors. Pre-service teachers will involve themselves in the life of the school and reflect on their practice and performance in discussion with their mentors and university academic staff. Pre-service teachers will begin to develop their understanding and competence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) appropriate to this course stage. Pre-service teachers will be introduced to materials relating to pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and policies relevant to secondary school settings.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional and caring relationships with education professionals, students and families. [APST Standard 7]
2. Contribute to the planning and implementation of learning experiences. [APST Standards 2 & 3]
3. Discuss curriculum documents and resources in relation to effective teaching and learning. [APST Standards 2, 3 & 5]
4. Act in accordance with the standards, codes and policies relevant to the school setting. [APST Standards 6 & 7]
5. Critically reflect upon teaching and learning experiences, including the role of the learning environment. [APST Standards 1 & 4]

Courses with unit

Prior to 2019 this unit was titled Supervised Practicum 1