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Final Professional Experience 1: Primary Teaching (EDN4302)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: ST2-placement, ST3-placement
Description Students undertake a supervised three-week block of school-based placement in the school in which they will complete their Professional Internship. Students must successfully complete this preliminary component in order to proceed to the Professional Internship. This unit gives students opportunities to apply their theoretical understandings of teaching and develop their level of professional competence in a secondary school setting. It aims to nurture the development of the reflective practitioner and provide opportunities to experience the professional responsibilities associated with teaching.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit pre-service teachers should be making sound progress to be able to:
1. Know Pre-service Teachers and how they learn
a. Synthesize knowledge of self, learner and context
2. Know the content and how to teach it
a. Develop and implement specific curriculum structures and polices in major teaching area
b. Work with current and future curriculum issues
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
a. Take individual responsibility for teaching
b. Utilise short, mid and long term integrated planning strategies
4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
a. Synthesise theory and practice
b. Incorporate a range of relevant pedagogies
c. Develop personal classroom management philosophy and incorporate into planning
5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
a. Develop and implement a range of assessments appropriate to major curriculum area
6. Engage in professional learning
7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences This unit focuses on the application of theory in practice. Pre-service teachers are expected to take on increasing responsibility for teaching, as well as contribute to the broader life of the school by participating in other duties where appropriate. By the end of the placement, pre-service teachers are expected to be able to work independently to plan, teach and assess across learning areas.

Pre-service teachers will be mentored by a qualified teacher throughout the placement. Teachers will introduce them to the expectations and responsibilities of the teaching profession at both the classroom and the whole school level. A team teaching approach to the planning, teaching and assessment cycle will be employed during this placement. Students will focus on all Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level) and the Murdoch Graduate Attributes.
Other Learning Experiences Three weeks of full-time block placement in a primary school.
One meeting will be held, prior to the Professional Experience, to explain the expectations and requirements of the Professional Experience.
Assessment Students will be assessed on a standardised assessment form based on the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers (AGST) and Murdoch Graduate Attributes. (MGA)

Formative assessment and feedback will be provided by the onsite Mentor and External Moderator school coordinator throughout the placement. This will be directly linked to the unit aims, AGSTs and MGAs. Formative feedback will be completed by a Self-Evaluation Report, completed by the Pre-Service Teacher and discussed with the Mentor Teacher to ensure accuracy. The Mentor teacher will submit a summative assessment based on the pre-service teacher's ability to address the identified APST and MGA.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the final semester of a Bachelor of Education (B1319) Primary Teaching or Primary 1-10 Health and Physical Education. Successful completion of EDN4100 Professional Experience: Programming Across the Curriculum OR EDU3154 School Experience: Primary BEd, and co enrolment in EDN4300 Final Professional Experience 2: Primary Teaching.
Exclusions Students enrolled in Bachelor of Education Early Childhood 0-8, the BEd (Secondary) or Secondary GradDipEd may not enrol in this unit.
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.
Previously 2015: 'Professional Internship: Preliminary Primary Teaching'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2014]
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.


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