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Professional Experience: BEd Secondary Teaching (EDN2101)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-external
Description This unit typically occurs in the second year of study in a Bachelor of Education, Secondary. It is a semester long unit that includes a 15-day block placement. It enables PSTs to contextualise theory within practice under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Online tasks are to be completed before and after the professional experience. In addition to this, a meeting will be held prior to the professional experience.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit pre-service teachers should be making progress to be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of how students learn and the implications for teaching
2. Demonstrate knowledge of content of teaching area
3. Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of content, resources and effective teaching and assessment strategies
4. Demonstrate the capacity to implement plans, effectively facilitating classroom activities
5. Demonstrating understanding of the role of National Professional Standards for Teachers
6. Seek and apply constructive feedback from mentors to improve teaching practice
7. Continue to develop effective communication skills, critical thinking, relationship building skills and lifelong learning
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences The unit provides an opportunity for students to use the theoretical foundations of teaching, learning and assessment that have been explored on campus and apply them to a school context. Students will work with their Mentor Teacher to observe, design, conduct and evaluate teaching, learning and assessment experiences in schools. In this context, students are encouraged to critically reflect on what they experience and evaluate their own practices.
Other Learning Experiences Weekly online tasks, 10-day block placement in a school and one meeting prior to the placement is to be undertaken.
Assessment Assessment is 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).
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN221/EDN208 Learning and Teaching; and concurrent enrolment in or completion of BED200 Assessment and Action Research.
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 2014: 'Professional Experience: BEd Secondary'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Advanced Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Human Biology Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Chemistry Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Earth and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
English Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Geography and Economics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
History (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Politics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
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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MURDOCH: S2E-External
Mrs Alison Hilton
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7558
e: A.Hilton@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.012 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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