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Professional Experience: Mathematics in Practice (EDN3102)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external
Description The semester-long unit includes a 20-day professional experience, which enables students to contextualise theory and practice under the guidance of an experienced mentor teacher. Students will complete online tasks and participate in workshops before and after the placement. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level) and the WA Curriculum: Mathematics frame the unit outcomes and expectations.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this placement unit you should be able to:
1. Communicate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of Mathematics
2. Design lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies and resources
3. Demonstrate the capacity to organise classroom activities, provide clear directions and manage challenging behaviour
4. Design assessment strategies that assess and promote learning and can provide effective feedback to students.
5. Obtain feedback from mentor teachers to support reflective practice in evaluating your teaching and student learning
6. Establish an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs and ethical practice.
Timetabled Learning Activities A compulsory 2 hour pre-placement workshop. Details of the Workshop will be provided in the Unit Information and Learning Guide.
Unit Learning Experiences This third-year unit links mathematics learning and teaching theory to practice. A range of topics and tasks that directly relate to classroom practice will be completed before and after the placement. This will provide opportunities for students to plan for, and reflect on the mathematical learning experiences they provided in their school experience.
Other Learning Experiences This unit requires a compulsory four-week full-time block placement. A compulsory 2 hour post-placement debrief will be scheduled the week following placement completion.
Assessment Formative assessment on placement involves feedback from onsite mentor. A progress report is discussed with mentor teacher and submitted electronically. Students at risk of failing are identified early and an external moderator assigned to support, observe and assess. Assessment tasks will be carried out prior to and subsequent to the Professional Experience. A final summative report submitted based on pre-service teachers' ability to address identified APSTs/ MGAs.
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN2104 Professional Experience: English in Practice and EDN351 Teaching Mathematics in Primary School.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN3100 Professional Experience: BEd Primary may not take 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 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.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) (BEd(EC&PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) [New in 2014]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Sandi Fielder
Professional Experience Coordinator

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1224
e: Sandi.Fielder@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.2.030 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2E-External
MURDOCH: S2E-Internal
Ms Sandi Fielder
Professional Experience Coordinator

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1224
e: Sandi.Fielder@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.2.030 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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