edu5ppb professional experience primary b




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Professional Experience Primary B consists of 20 days placement. While undertaking this practicum, students are involved in one-to-one and small group teaching, and finally taking the whole class for lessons, from the teacher's program as well as those designed and developed by the pre-service teacher in collaboration with the mentor teacher. Student teacher involvement in the class provides opportunities for familiarisation with the roles and expectations of teachers, and the patterns of classroom interactions, classroom organization and management and assessment practices. Students undertake observations of general lessons, classroom management and design, develop and teach specific lessons on literacy and mathematics and other areas of the curriculum in collaboration with the mentor teacher. In this experience an emphasis is placed on Mathematics/numeracy. 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 B will be assessed as Consolidating.

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 EDU5MLE and EDU5PFL


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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
ReadingsThe Australian Curriculum in Victoria (AusVELS):PrescribedVCAA, 2012VCAA/DEECD
ReadingsVictorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)PrescribedVIT, 2010VIT
ReadingsDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)PrescribedDEECD, 2012DEECD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Completion of weekly readings and online, blended learning modules.

02. Apply knowledge and content, curriculum and teaching and learning strategies to the professional experience in the area of Maths/numeracy.

Completion of Blog entries each week associated with a digital portfolio that targets Maths/numeracy and reflections based on lessons taught across other areas of the curriculum.

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

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.

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

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).

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

Students are expected to plan, design, resource and write daily lesson plans and deliver these regularly under a Mentor's supervision. Students are expected to write reflections about each lesson presented. Mid-placement (cycle) diagnostic assessment by teacher-mentor.

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

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.

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 35-47, Blended


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"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Professional Experience mentor assessment of your teaching at 'Consolidating' level.Successful completion of the professional placement is a hurdle requirement for this subject.5001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Professional Experience digital portfolio (2500 words or equivalent)5001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07