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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The teaching practicum C is the third of 3 practicum placements and consists of 20 days of supervised teaching undertaken in a school setting. Over the total period for the four teaching practica of 60 days, a minimum of 45 days should be undertaken in a secondary school setting. For Prac 3 (twenty days): Students are expected to prepare a unit of work in their method area(s), which will be taught over a 4 (four) week period. They are expected to teach a minimum of 2 (two) lessons per day (or the equivalent), according to their school's timetable) in their method areas and undertake a minimum of 20 lesson observations. Supervision will be undertaken in the school by the Head of Department or a delegated supervisor who is a trained teacher. La Trobe University supervision will be undertaken at intervals as arranged throughout the practicum.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

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Co-requisites EDU4VTM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsImproving Your PracticumRecommendedMcBurney-Fry, G.2ND EDITION, THOMPSON, SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS, AUSTRALIA, 2005
ReadingsJumping Through Spinning Hoops: stories of the middle school and secondary practicumRecommendedRorrison, D.CENGAGE LEARNING, AUSTRALIA , 2008
ReadingsProgramming and Assessment for Quality Teaching and LearningRecommendedKillen, R.THOMPSON, SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS, AUSTRALIA, 2005

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Observe and reflect upon classroom management, teaching and broader operational aspects of an authentic educational environment

Observation during practicum and writing up of a reflections report

02. Design and implementation of a broad range of teaching strategies to achieve effective and productive learning

Development of effective lesson plans; implementation of teaching strategies in authentic teaching contexts

03. Evaluation and reflection on teaching experiences during teaching practicum

Completion of a reflections log during and after teaching placement

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