|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject synthesises Teacher Candidates’ understanding of the characteristics of professional knowledge, practice and engagement for professional accountability in the primary school context. The placement is focused on generalist primary classroom teaching across all curriculum areas and Candidates’ capacity to teach independently using sustained sequences of teaching that cater for the learning needs of individual students. Teacher mentors based in primary school settings and Clinical Specialists from the university will advise and monitor the Candidate throughout the placement
The professional practice seminars will focus on the context of the school, relationships with parents and the broader community and resources for teaching. Discussions and evaluations in seminars will focus on Candidates’ developing philosophical stance and emergent teacher identity. Candidates will provide evidence of their holistic development as an interventionist classroom practitioner during the Clinical Praxis Examination.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject Teacher Candidates should be able to:
- Use a range of strategies to establish a positive and inclusive learning environment
- Establish a safe and productive learning environment with clear expectations for student behaviour
- Independently access and manage a range of learning and teaching resources including technologies to support their teaching
- Describe their professional practice using the National Professional Standards for Teachers
- Plan and implement strategies to support their professional growth
On completion of this subject Teacher Candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
- Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify the role of assessment in teaching;
- Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
- Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
- Work in teams with skills in co-operation, communication and negotiation;
- Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
- Have conscious personal and social values base that is evident in their teaching.
Eligibility and requirements
A current Working With Children Check (WWCC).
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|EDUC90369||Professional Practice and Seminar Prim 2||
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|EDUC90376||Science, Technology (Digital and Design)||
|EDUC90378||Health and Physical Education||
|EDUC90774||Social and Professional Contexts||
|EDUC90833||Researching Education Practice (Primary)||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Professional Practice, during all days of practicum, 60%
- Clinical Praxis Presentation (20 minutes oral presentation; equivalent to 2000 words), end of semester, 40%
- Both assessment tasks (Professional Practice and Clinical Praxis Presentation) must be passed
- Attendance on all days of practicum
- Attendance at all practicum seminars
- Satisfactory completion of all Professional Portfolio Artefacts
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Nadine Crane Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 1 preparation day (on campus), 29 days of professional practice in a primary school including 8 hours of school-based seminar. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 7 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 22 March 2019 Census date 29 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 17 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
March contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Nadine Crane Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 1 preparation day (on campus), 29 days of professional practice in a primary school including 8 hours of school-based seminar. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.