PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PRIMARY C

EDU5PPC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Professional Experience Primary C consists of 20 days placement. While undertaking this professional Experience, students are involved in one-to-one and small group teaching, and finally taking the whole class for a lesson designed, developed and delivered by themselves in collaboration with the mentor teacher. Student involvement in the class provides opportunities for familiarisation with the roles and expectations of teachers, the patterns of classroom interactions, classroom organization and management practices enabling learning contexts to be modified. Students undertake general lessons across a range of curriculum areas and are responsible for classroom management in collaboration with the mentor teacher.

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 C will be assessed as Readiness to Teach.

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 conditions Professional Experience is a Compulsory Professional Requirement. If there is an allocated percentage weighting to Professional Experience, the grade will apply to the associated reflection, portfolio, discipline-knowledge and curriculum activities undertaken while on professional experience. Further information is provided on the subject's LMS page detailing the assessment criteria, their relationship to intended learning outcomes and the performance expectations on which grading is based.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClassroom ManagementRecommendedMcDonald, T., 2013, 2nd Ed.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AUSTRALIA
ReadingsEffective Teaching Strategies: lessons from research and Practice. 5th Ed.RecommendedKillen, R., 2009CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
ReadingsInclusion in Action (3rd Ed)RecommendedEdited by Phil ForemanCENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
ReadingsLearning For Teaching Teaching For Learning. 2nd Ed.RecommendedWhitton, D. et al, 2010CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
ReadingsMaximising Learning Outcomes in Diverse Classrooms. 1st Ed.RecommendedDempsey, I. & Authur-Kelly, M., 2007CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
ReadingsTeaching: Challenges and Dilemmas, 4th Ed.RecommendedGroundwater-Smith, R., Ewing, R. & Le Cornu, R., 2011CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
MediaThe Australian Curriculum in Victoria (AusVELS)PrescribedVCAA, 2012VCAA/DEECD
MediaVictorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)PrescribedVIT, 2010VICTORIAN INSTITUTE OF TEACHING
MediaDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)PrescribedDEECD, 2012DEECD
MediaAustralian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting AuthorityPrescribedACARA, 2016ACARA (2016)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Completion of weekly readings and online, blended learning modules.

02. Apply knowledge and content, curriculum and teaching and learning strategies to the professional experience.

Activities:
Development and planning associated with writing of a Unit of Work that incorporates Literacy, Science, ICT, Mathematics, Health/PE together with six lesson plans.

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 their own classroom observations including lessons and on the professional practice experience at the school level.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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 (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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

Activities:
Students are expected to plan, design, resource and write daily lesson plans and deliver these regularly under a Mentor's supervision for small group and whole grade. Students are expected to write reflections about each lesson presented. Mid-placement (cycle) diagnostic assessment by teacher-mentor.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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 (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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 (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Professional Experience assessment of your teaching at 'Readiness to Teach' level.Hurdle task: 20 days of supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet this hurdle requirement. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Completion of SIX - 3 minute vignettes videos and/or images of 6 lessons. Word Equiv. = 4000This task is scaffolded through the use of PebblePad template, Intensive Week, and directed online LMS learning activities.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Completion of FINAL About Me and Educational Philosophy. Word Equiv. = 200030 01, 02