In this unit, students will undertake an extended and continuous period of teaching in a school. Students will take increasing responsibility for the classroom program, and as professional competence develops, manage your progress towards professional competence and recognition (in conjunction with the classroom mentor teacher(s), the school partnership coordinator and the partnership support coordinator where necessary). Students will also meet regularly with mentors to monitor your developing competence and confidence.
This unit links with the course intentions of strengthening the connection between theory and practice (praxis inquiry) and ensuring that graduate teachers have deep and connected understandings of the content they are teaching and the pedagogical approaches for implementing the curriculum; and engaging professionally with colleagues, parents, carers and the community. This unit also connects with the course learning outcomes of engaging with the profession in order to advance understandings and practices and heighten professional satisfaction thus ultimately leading to the enrichment of educational opportunities and contexts for students. Finally, the application of critical understandings of the changing nature of society to the development of educational policies, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment processes relevant to students’ needs, and the ability to work in partnerships with schools to interrogate and critically analyse the role and practice of education are considered to be key elements of continuous improvement.
Students in this unit are advised that restrictions apply to withdrawing online once enrolled, to meet the requirements of external placement providers.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):