Teaching Practicum

Unit code: EEC4107 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
ECP3101 - Junior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy
ECP3102 - Secondary Specialisation Assessment and Reporting
ECP3103 - Senior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy
ECP3104 - Innovations in Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy
EEC4110 - Curriculum and Assessment in Primary Literacy
Satisfactory completion of Year 3 secondary school practicum. Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) for students enrolled in EBED only.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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Overview

In this unit, you will undertake an extended and continuous period of teaching in a school. You 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). You 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.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Meet the professional requirements of the graduating teacher as indicated by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers – Graduate Career Stage from learning-focused relationships with students.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
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Grade: Pass/Fail
Professional experience practicum in a primary school setting.

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