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Professional Experience: BEd Secondary (EDN305)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal
Description This semester long unit includes a 10-day block placement in the students' Teaching Area B , unless students have one Teaching Area only, whereby they will then complete the placement in that Teaching Area. Online tasks are to be completed before and after the professional experience. A preparatory meeting is held prior to the professional experience.
Placements in this unit must be undertaken in the Perth metropolitan area.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit PSTs should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students and how these may affect learning
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area (curriculum minor)
3. Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence
4. Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies
5. Include a range of teaching strategies
6. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources including ICT to engage students
7. Demonstrate the capacity to organise classroom activities and provide clear directions
8. Demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies to assess learning
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences This unit, in addition to providing opportunities to develop planning, teaching and assessment skills and personal qualities required for teaching, also provides the opportunity for learning by observation, assisting with teaching, interacting with students and staff and further exploring a variety of aspects in the functioning of a school. In this context, students are encouraged to critically reflect on what they experience and evaluate their own practices. It enables PSTs to contextualise theory within practice.

On successful completion of the unit PSTs should be able to:
[APST 1.1] Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students and how these may affect learning
[APST 2.1] Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area (curriculum minor)
[APST 2.2] Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence
[APST 3.2] Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies
[APST 3.3] Include a range of teaching strategies
[APST 3.4] Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources including ICT to engage students
[APST 4.2] Demonstrate the capacity to organise classroom activities and provide clear directions
[APST 5.1] Demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies to assess learning
Other Learning Experiences Online tasks, 10-day block placement in a school and one meeting before the placement is to be undertaken.
Assessment Assessment in Ungraded Pass/Fail. All online tasks must be completed in order to pass the unit. At the end of the Professional Experience, the Mentor will submit a Pass/Fail summative assessment based on the Pre-Service Teacher's ability to address the identified APST and MGA.
Assessment in this unit is designed to identify the extent to which students have addressed the required Australian Graduate Teacher Standards (AGSTs) and Murdoch Graduate Attributes (MGA). (See checklist in the Unit Information booklet).
During the Professional Experience, formative feedback will be completed with a Midway Self-Evaluation Report, completed by the Pre-Service Teacher and discussed with the Mentor Teacher to ensure accuracy. Ongoing feedback will be provided by the Mentor, throughout the Professional Experience.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching; successful completion of EDN2101 Professional Experience: BEd Secondary Teaching. Students must be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed the relevant Curriculum unit to be eligible for this placement in schools.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN3101 Professional Experience: BEd Secondary are not permitted to enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances.
Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience
Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
EDN305
Mrs Kathryn Dehle
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7240
e: K.Dehle@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.021A - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
EDN305

MURDOCH: S1E-Internal
Mrs Kathryn Dehle
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7240
e: K.Dehle@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.021A - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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