Professional Experiences 2 (Primary) (EDUP2010)


This unit incorporates a 15-day Professional Experience and continues students' development as reflective practitioners. The professional experience will focus on pre-service teachers planning for effective learning; communicating effectively with their students; and maintaining a safe and challenging learning environment through the use of classroom management skills (NSW Institute of Teachers Professional teaching standards, Elements 3, 4 & 5). It examines various ways in which the concepts of curriculum, evaluation and quality teaching have been defined in the current literature. The phases of planning, development, implementation and evaluation in developing learning activities and teaching sequences will be examined along with the importance of reflective practices, building on the initial discussions in EDUP 1002 in Year One. Students will develop an understanding of the interrelationship between quality teaching dimensions and management of the classroom learning community. Students will demonstrate their understanding and expertise of quality teaching and learning principles through peer teaching and during their professional experiences in schools.

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 4 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 10 wks, 15 days professional experience


1000wd lesson plan (25%) and 3000wd portfolio (75%) and successful Professional Experience placement (mandatory)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

EDUP1002 and EDUP1004 and EDUP1001 and EDUP1003 and EDUP2002 and EDUP2004 and EDUP2006 and EDUP2007


EDUP2003 or EDUP2027

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.