EDUC5500 Professional Practice B

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth), government or non-government schoolFace to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth), government or non-government schoolFace to face
Content
Students undertake 35 days (five distributed days and a six-week block) of teaching practice within government and non-government educational settings under the guidance of a mentor teacher who provides assistance in planning learning experiences/lessons, programming, assessment and management of the learning environment. In addition, lectures and seminars prior to professional practice explore key professional competencies and duties of the teaching profession.

Students will complete a Capstone Project which is a written assessment that demonstrates achievement in all seven AITSL standards for graduate teachers.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) know students and how they learn: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of children's characteristics and development. Plan and implement learning strategies and teaching techniques to cater for students with diverse backgrounds, range of abilities, social skills and motivation for learning.; (2) know the content and how to teach it: Apply content and subject knowledge to establish effective teaching programs that cater for students with diverse backgrounds, range of abilities, social skills and motivation for learning. Draw on a wide range of instructional strategies and resources (including ICT), to foster critical thinking and opportunities for independent and collaborative learning.; (3) design and implement with confidence a variety of learning, assessment and instructional strategies and resources (including ICT), which take into consideration students with diverse backgrounds, range of abilities, social skills and motivation for learning.; (4) create and maintain safe learning environments to promote positive behaviours, which includes the management of student participation, classroom activities and the safe and responsible use of ICT.; (5) assess, provide feedback and report on student learning: Design a range of assessment strategies and interpret data collected to make judgements about future teaching interventions, and report on student's achievements.; (6) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key principles of the Code of Ethics for the teaching profession, legislative acts and regulations.; and (7) successfully meet the requirements of the AITSL mandated Teaching Performance Assessment.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional practice reports submitted by UWA supervisor and teacher mentors and (2) capstone project: Assessment for Graduate Teachers. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professional practice reports submitted by UWA supervisor and teacher mentors and capstone project: Assessment for Graduate Teachers components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Jane Loxton
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
EDUC5510 Professional Practice A; demonstration of a good standard of literacy and satisfactory progress in course assessment
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Student Name Badges (estimated cost - 9).
Contact hours
lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week for 6 weeks; professional practice: 35 days full-time attendance in schools and educational settings
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-2C_2019]
Note
Conditions for Professional Practice units:
1. A current Department of Education National Police History Check (NPHC) and a Working with Children Clearance must be presented before any student undertakes professional practice in schools. If a clearance is not given a student must approach the Department of Education for permission to proceed (see Professional requirements). Students are required to read, sign and adopt the Graduate Studies of Education (GSE) Professional Code of Conduct.

2. Students must gain a pass grade on assessments in core and curriculum units in which they are concurrently enrolled.

3. Students must pass the Pre-service Teacher Language Competence Test. Unsatisfactory results are reviewed by a panel of three course coordinators.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.