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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers develop their understanding of how classroom spaces, structures and students can be managed to maximise learning and engagement. They will focus on the importance of knowing their learners through observations and diagnostic activities and begin to plan in response to student diversity, what they know about how children learn and effective teaching. Pre-service teachers will also develop knowledge, skills and dispositions to manage manifestations of challenging behaviours.??PSTs will connect theory to practice through the completion of a formal, assessed professional experience placement of 15 days (3 weeks), full time, in Years 3 to 6 in a primary school setting.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) describe the process of observation and critique the implementation of diagnostic tools to identify individual learning needs; (2) know students and how they learn: Apply knowledge and understanding of children's characteristics and development (APST 1.1)? ; (3) Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning: Plan and implement learning strategies to engage all learners (APST 3.3)? ; (4) discuss the factors that contribute to the creation of a positive and inclusive learning environment; and (5) evaluate the knowledge, skills and dispositions teachers employ to manage and respond to challenging behaviours.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) review; (2) mentor report; and (3) case study. 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 review, mentor report, and case study components.

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

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit rules
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC1014 Introduction to Professional Experience
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC1018 Environment and Relationships in Primary School Settings (with formal Professional Experience)
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours plus 15 days professional placement in schools
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.