Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will undertake a period of 20 days teaching in their method area(s) within Years 5 - 9 in Australian schools or alternative settings under the supervision of a qualified teacher. They will engage in self-evaluation, reflection, formal and informal discussion and consultation regarding teaching practice and associated skills. Students will be expected to produce lesson-plans which reflect an ability to articulate clear aims, objectives, procedural steps, outcomes and evaluation procedures. Lesson plans and other written work and documentation will be contained in a portfolio which will contribute to the assessment for this subject. All students are required to participate in pre-placement learning activities and post-placement debriefing activities.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaye Harris

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU5TEA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4TEB

Special conditions Students must obtain a Working With Children clearance before embarking on teaching practice in Victoria. For placements outside Victoria, local requirements apply.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBecoming an effective teacherRecommendedFetherson, T. (2007)NELSON
ReadingsLearning to teach in the early years classroomRecommendedBlaise, M., & Nuttall, J. (2011)SOUTH MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsLearning to teach: New times, new practicesRecommendedLatham, G., Blaise, M., Dole, S., Faulkner, J., Lang, J. & Malone, K. (2006)SOUTH MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsMaking the most of field placement (2nd ed.)RecommendedCleak, H., & Wilson, J. (2007)SOUTH MELBOURNE: THOMSON
ReadingsThe developmental approach to classroom behaviour: Responding to individual needsRecommendedLewis, R. (2008)CAMBERWELL, VIC.: ACER PRESS

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Week 21-34, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaye Harris

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 21 - 21
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."

Placement - Off Site
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 days of supervised teaching practice."

WorkShop Week: 34 - 34
One 4.0 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Post-placement debriefing"


Assessment elementComments%
Satisfactory reports from supervising teacher and University lecturer.100