Out of the lecture - into the classroom

La Trobe University's Mildura education students are taking part in a pilot program that will re-invent pre-service teacher training.

Out of the lecture - into the classroom

Instead of all classes being held at the University, students undertaking training in Teaching Literacy attend lectures on site at participating schools. They then immediately enter a working classroom to observe the practical application of the theory. 

Cindy Tassone, Associate Lecturer Education, has arranged the approach with the support of the primary teachers at Ranfurly Primary School in Mildura. She said the subject being taught on school grounds was in addition to the practicum experience students must take in order to complete their University teaching qualification.

The initiative not only prepares students for their practicum placements, but exposes them to new ideas being implemented in modern classrooms. 


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Dr Deborah Neal, Coordinator Education & Head of Mildura campus

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Tom O'Callaghan, Media Officer, Media and Communications

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