Professional Practices 1 (KCDE2201)


This subject is designed to focus on student skills as emerging teachers and in particular, develop and refine skills in reflection and communication. Preservice teachers will develop an understanding of issues for students from low socio-economic backgrounds and the impact of this on the students, their teachers and schools. The development of teaching strategies in literacy and numeracy will also be a focus including practical skill sessions. In preparation for the Professional Experience which is a component of this course, students will discuss classroom management techniques, planning and preparing to teach using standard lesson templates, and ethical practice including the NSW Department of Education and Communities Code of Conduct and Child Protection policies. The National Professional Standards for Teachers will also be discussed in relation to the requirements of this Professional Experience.

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Further unit of study information


Block Mode


in-class activity (20%) and overview of school (20%) and journal (30%) and YMLP portfolio (30%) and in-school experience

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


KCDE1205 and KCDE1206

Additional Information

Available only to students enrolled in the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)

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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.