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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers (PSTs) will be introduced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs) and the methods by which they will attain graduate level status to become profession ready. The unit content will include an emphasis on the importance of the role of feedback in developing practice and how to seek and respond to feedback to improve knowledge and practice. PSTs will be introduced to reflective frameworks and practices and be scaffolded in providing and responding to peer feedback.

This unit includes a formal professional experience (undertaken in pairs where possible) as follows: The professional experience will be organised as 5 distributed days of observation across classes (PP-2) in a Primary school setting.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) apply knowledge about learners and learning needs of individuals within a class; (2) prepare a micro-lesson in response to learners in the class; (3) teach a micro-lesson in response to learners in the class; (4) evaluate teaching practice and learner responses through classroom observation, peer feedback and mentor feedback; (5) reflect on practice and describe how this contributes to effective teaching; and (6) demonstrate appropriate professional conduct for teachers.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) peer microteaching Lesson Plan/Presentation; (2) reflection; and (3) In-school Experience Mentor Report (Professionalism). 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 peer microteaching Lesson Plan/Presentation, reflection, and In-school Experience Mentor Report (Professionalism) components.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours plus 5 days of professional experience in schools
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