Practicum 1

Course code EDUC6706Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Provides preservice teachers with the opportunity to engage in new learning and learning that cannot be achieved in an academic setting. Preservice teachers will engage in a process of developing competence in planning, teaching, assessing, evaluating, reflecting and managing learning in school settings.

Hurdle Requirement - Attendance at all preparation lectures

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesPreservice teachers will:
1. Develop attitudes and values which give prominence to their own learning and that of others, an appreciation for the collaborative and social nature of much learning and self-monitoring strategies which promote learning for all.
2. Develop knowledge of curriculum content and instructional design.
3. Develop awareness of the complexities of teaching in its technical, practical, ethical and legal dimensions and a critical appreciation between the dimensions.
4. Practise the skills of student-centred and teacher-centred modes of planning, teaching, assessing and evaluating.
5. Develop competence in all learning outcomes by systematic referral to the indicators provided.
ContentKnowledge skills related to observation, planning, teaching, assessmentevaluation, syllabus documents and support documents relevant to the discipline and school program of study for specific learners
Replacing Course(s)Together with EDDE413 replaces EDDE401 Practicum.
TransitionStudents who have completed the requirements of one semester of practicum will be given credit for having completed this course. Students who have not completed EDDE401 by 2001 will enrol in EDDE412 and EDDE413.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeDiploma in Education students are assumed to have discipline knowledge sufficient to plan lessons
and lesson activities, assess learning, and answer
questions from pupils in schools relating to that
discipline knowledge.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsPractical
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Hurdle Requirement - Attendance at all preparation lectures
ReportsStudents are assessed by teachers on their developing ability to plan instruction, deliver a lesson or a series of lessons and activities, evaluate their effectiveness, assess student learning, and manage resources and behaviour of students.

A pass (ungraded) will be recommended when:
1. The School of Education receives the original signed report indicating that the student has met requirements; and
2. The relevant Assistant Director of Professional Experience confirms that all requirements to pass the course have been met.

Withdrawal from a course containing a Placement.
This course contains a professional experience placement, so the official withdrawal policy is different to other University courses. In this course, students may withdraw without academic penalty one week or more before the placement is due to begin. In other words, the official final date for withdrawal is one week prior to commencement of the placement. This will allow prior notice to be given to schools of any students intention to withdraw from the placement, and may allow the place to be re-allocated.
Withdrawal after the official date will usually result in an F grade. If there are special circumstances, students may apply to the Head of School for permission to withdraw from the course, after the official final date, without academic penalty. Permission to withdraw will not normally be given to students who have begun the placement and been placed at risk or advised that they are likely to fail.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Practicum: for 160 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Diploma in Education programs.

Mandatory Program Component.
This course is a Mandatory Program Component. Students must complete this course to progress to EDUC6707.

Child protection and Privacy
Before commencing the professional experience placement, students in this course must hold a current child protection certificate; have signed a Prohibited Employment Declaration; and signed a Confidentiality statement.