PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PRIMARY A

EDU5PPA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Professional Experience Primary A consists of 20 days placement. While undertaking this professional placement, students are involved in one-to-one and small group teaching, and finally taking up to half the class for a lesson, from the teacher's program. Student would not normally be expected to teach the whole class. Student involvement in the class provides opportunities for familiarisation with the roles and expectations of teachers, and the patterns of classroom interactions. Students undertake observations of general lessons, classroom management and lessons on literacy and mathematics.

In this experience an emphasis is placed on English/literacy. Professional experience and the role played by the mentor teacher are crucial in the overall development of the teaching skills and understandings of the pre-service teacher. Pre-service teachers for Professional Experience Primary A will be assessed as a Novice.

 Professional Experience is a Compulsory Professional Requirement.







SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course EMTP Master of Teaching (Primary)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLearning for Teaching Teaching for LearningRecommendedWhitton, D. et al, (2010)CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsClassroom Management.RecommendedMcDonald, T. (2013)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AUSTRALIA
ReadingsEffective Teaching Strategies: lessons from research and Practice.RecommendedKillen, R. (2009)CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsInclusion in Action (3rd Ed)RecommendedForeman, P. (Ed). (2011)CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsTeaching: Challenges and Dilemmas, 4th Ed.RecommendedGroundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R. and Le Cornu, R. (2011)CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsThe Australian Curriculum in Victoria (AusVELS)PrescribedVCAA, 2015VCAA/DEECD
ReadingsVictorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)PrescribedVIT, 2015VIT
ReadingsDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)PrescribedDE&T, 2015DE&T

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of students and how they learn to the professional experience.

Activities:
Completion of readings associated with how students learn. Participation in one-to-one and small group activities leading to the delivery of lessons whilst on professional experience.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

02. Apply knowledge and content, curriculum and teaching and learning strategies to the professional experience with an emphasis on English/literacy.

Activities:
Completion of professional readings and investigations based on VELS and the National Curriculum with English/Literacy emphasis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning throughout the professional experience

Activities:
Completion of a professional experience folder, recording lesson planning and self-evaluations, reflections on observations of other teachers' lessons and on the professional practice experience.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments throughout the professional experience

Activities:
Online recorded videos of professional experience briefing sessions (based on Ethical practice, Planning and Preparing for Practice and Teaching, Becoming a Reflective Teacher, Classroom Organisation and Management, Proactive Teacher Behaviours).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning throughout the professional experience

Activities:
Students are expected to plan, resource and write daily lesson plans and deliver these regularly. Mid-placement (cycle) diagnostic assessment by teacher-mentor.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Engage in professional learning to improve practice and students learning throughout the professional experience

Activities:
Attend regular staff meetings, unit and planning meetings whilst on professional experience in educational settings. Completion of Blog entries each week associated with digital portfolio development.

07. Engage professionally with colleagues and the community throughout the professional experience.

Activities:
Attend any professional learning provided whilst on professional experience in educational settings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 20-42, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 20 - 24
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus directed online learning activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Completion of a professional experience digital Portfolio ( 2500 words equivalent)A peer review of another student's lesson will also be conducted.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Portfolio of Resources (2500 word equivalent)50 02
Professional Placementhurdle requirement 01, 02, 03, 04, 05