Professional Experience 3: Inclusive Settings
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Professional Experience 3 is the third in a series of professional experiences that allow the student to develop teaching skills appropriate to a beginning professional through stages that are sequential, cumulative and complementary. Professional Experience 3 will provide the student with the opportunity to extend on the basic level of planning and teaching, and develop a series of lessons as well as being able to cater for children with special needs. Students will develop more advanced skills in lesson reflection.
This course is designed to allow students to complete a professional experience in their main specialization, whilst at the same time completing some additional teaching tasks relating to students with special educational needs, students will be encouraged to experience a typical placements.
The University of Newcastle, the NSW Institute of Teachers and our education partners in schools and centres require that all students demonstrate a commitment to professional teaching practice by attending and engaging in lectures, tutorials and other activities provided by the university within our Teacher Education programs.
Students’ professional commitment to teaching will be assessed by a 100% attendance requirement at sessions indicated as compulsory in the course outline. These lectures are compulsory because they present information that is critical to successful completion of the placement.
Attendance will be recorded on rolls available at the entrance to lecture theatres and/or tutorial rooms. Students should ensure that they allow sufficient time to be marked as present and provide adequate identification.
Students who arrive late and leave early without prior arrangement with the course coordinator will be deemed to have not completed the attendance requirement. If students leave the activity early and fail to identify themselves a second roll will be taken upon conclusion to the activity.
If a student fails to attend a compulsory session the student is responsible for contacting course coordinator within three (3) working days to request permission to complete a supplementary assessment task. This task will cover the same information that was in the missed session. These tasks will be pass/fail only and will not include written feedback. All replacement tasks are to be submitted at least two weeks before the commencement of the placement. Students who have not complied with any of these requirements will not be provided with a placement.
As a result of participating in this course students should be able to display competency in:
1. critical reflective planning based on prior teaching and learning;
2. integrating holistic, coherent cross curricula teaching and learning;
3. managing small and large groups;
4. catering for children with special needs;
5. communication with children, staff and parents using appropriate standards of literacy; and
6. performing the role of the teacher/director in the context of the school/centre, the system and the community.
1. Critical and reflective practice;
judgements/strategies for responding to
identified strengths and weaknesses in
2. Cooperative learning and collaborative
3. Planning, implementing and evaluating
appropriate sequences of lessons/units of
work; including catering for students with
4. Managing behaviour within the whole
centre/school environment within the
context of policy;
5. Recording and reporting on progress;
6. Micro teaching skills in the classroom;
7. Teacher/director roles and responsibilities
in the educational environment.
As well, students will be required to work with students with special educational needs within their classes and demonstrate the following skills:
1. Identifying the specific programming and teaching adaptation required by the students;
2. Incorporating the needs of students within the class teaching programs;
3. Implementing a specific program for a child or group of children;
4. Adapting classroom management strategies to meet specific behaviour management needs.
Professional Experience 1 or equivalent
Professional Experience 2
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Practicum: for 160 hour(s) per Term for Full Term