Professional Experiences 4 (Primary) (EDUP4079)


This unit plays a significant role in student self-assessment of their attainment of the National Teaching standards of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). In doing so, the unit supports students to access strategies to develop all aspects of the graduate standards, while making substantial input to the development of AITSL professional teaching standards 6 and 7. The lectures, forum and tutorials will explore the standards, with a focus on examining students' beliefs, evidence of current attainment, needs for development and steps to achieve full attainment of the standards. Assessment tasks are designed to support students to draw together evidence to demonstrate attainment and also identify areas for further development and achievable steps to be undertaken during their 15 day professional experience. The final assessment task will engage the students in reflection on an identified need in a school, which will be the stimulus used to develop a focus on their own professional needs. This professional need will be further explored through action learning within EDUP4017: Professional Experiences 4 (Primary).

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1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 2 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 4 wks, 1x2-hr forum, 15 days professional experience


Viva Voce (40%) and reflective plan (10%) and satisfactory professional experience report (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

144 credit points including 72 credit points of Primary Curriculum and Professional Studies units including EDUP1002 and EDUP2010

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