edu2tpa teaching practice a




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, participants observe students and teachers at work and undertake supervised teaching practice in order to gain insight into what is involved in school-based teaching in specific method areas. Students are placed in a school for 15 days under the supervision of a qualified teacher. During this placement they will teach a minimum of four classes in the first of their method areas, and will spend the remainder of the time in observation, tutoring and other associated duties. They are expected to explore the texts and materials that are used in their subject area, the different ways in which teachers and students approach the unit, the level of engagement of students, the ways in which student work is assessed and the level of resourcing of this unit area in the school. Prior to commencement of the teaching practicum, students will attend campus-based lecture/seminars to prepare for the practicum.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDorothy Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available to students enrolled in double degree education programs.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching: making a difference,RecommendedChurchill, R. et alWILEY 2010

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 29-45, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDorothy Smith

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 29 - 45
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 29 - 45
One 1.0 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Mentor Teacher's AssessmentHurdle Requirement: In order to pass this subject, students must obtain a pass grade for the practicum component55
Teaching Practice Portfolio (1800 Words)45