Professional Experience 1 - EDST6760

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Education

Course Outline: School of Education

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 84 units of credit overall and enrolment in program 3408, 3426,4055, or 4075, or 84 uoc overall including EDST2002 & EDST2003 and enrolment in program 3446, 3462, 4054, 4058, 4059, 4061, 4062 or 4076

CSS Contribution Charge: 1* (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This is a hybrid course. It is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The course content, delivery and assessment will be identical for both groups of students.

Subject Area: Education

Professional experience is the central component of all pre-service teacher education programs. Pre-service teachers develop a range of teaching skills and understandings essential to plan for and manage successful classrooms. In this course pre-service teachers complete 12 weeks of university-based classes, followed by a 4-week (20 day) professional experience block in a NSW school. The placement begins with 3 days of structured observation followed by 17 days of supervised teaching, teaching one third of a teacher’s normal load. Through ongoing observation, supervised teaching and performing other duties, the course ensures pre service teachers work towards the achievement of the 7 national standards for a graduate teacher. Pre-service teachers gain understandings of the range of activities that occur both inside and outside the classroom and the roles of the teaching and non-teaching staff within the school.

Pre-service teachers must successfully complete a microteaching session in each Method 1 course before commencing their professional experience in schools.

Note: The professional experience placement occurs at the times specified by the School of Education. In order to arrange timely professional experience placements, pre-service teachers must log into the School of Education’s online placement system and enter requested information in Week 1 of the semester.

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