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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will 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 ten classes in the second of their method areas, and will spend the remainder of the time in observation, tutoring and other associated duties. They will be 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 compulsory professional placement students will attend two 3-hour campus-based lecture/seminars to prepare for it.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

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Prerequisites EDU2TPA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDiscipline Dilemma (2nd ed)RecommendedLewis, R. (1997)MELBOURNE ACER
ReadingsEffective teaching strategies: Lessons from research and practice (6th ed)RecommendedKillen, R. (2013)CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRALIA
ReadingsTeach Like a ChampionRecommendedLemov, D. (2010)JOSSEY-BASS (A WILEY IMPRINT)
ReadingsTeaching: making a differenceRecommendedChurchill, R. et al (2010)WILEY
ReadingsYou Know the Fair Rule: strategies for making the hard job of discipline in schools easierRecommendedRogers, W. (1997)MELBOURNE ACER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop skills in lesson, unit and program planning and the translation of these plans into action.

.Professional placement , Lesson Plan and reflective essay

02. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of classroom environments and a range of students and develop appropriate classroom strategies.

.Professional placement , Lesson Plan and reflective essay

03. Develop an understanding of yourself as a teacher through collaboration with a number of teachers and through observations of lessons and your own teaching practice.

.Professional placement , Lesson Plan and reflective essay

04. Develop skills in reflective practice through critical evaluation of your own teaching practices as well as the teaching practices of a number of teachers.

.Professional placement , Lesson Plan and reflective essay

05. Identified the sources of and used a range of educational resources and media.

.Professional placement

06. Experienced a wide range of students and implemented appropriate classroom management strategies.

.Professional placement

07. Developed skills in lesson planning and the translation of these plans into action.

.Professional placement

08. Experienced a range of classroom environments.

.Professional placement

09. Observed the characteristic systems and cultures of a school.


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