EDUC5515 Interventions for Learning in Years 7-12

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops students' expertise in the planning, delivery and assessment of targeted interventions in secondary education (years 7-12) within 5 days of a professional placement. Options include interventions in numeracy, literacy, or other learning area/s, to be negotiated with the unit coordinator. Students plan a focused intervention project for individual school students or groups of students. The project represents a response to a particular need identified at individual, group, class or school level in consultation with school partners. The unit contains a strong action–reflective practice and research informed dimension.
Students are able to (1) develop an evidence based plan of action on the basis of diagnostic assessment or other information (data) about an individual student, or group of students; (2) implement and evaluate a short-term intervention in a selected curriculum learning area; (3) report on the intervention to stakeholders; (4) meet professional ethics and responsibilities; (5) critically review an area of research literature as appropriate to the intervention; (6) write a scholarly research report; and (7) engage in classroom based research.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal outcomes; (2) five days of professional practice; and (3) a research report. 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 research proposal outcomes, five days of professional practice, and a research report components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jennifer Shand
Unit rules
EDUC5535 Professional Practice A Secondary
Contact hours
150 hours plus 5 days of professional practice.
Conditions for Professional Practice units:
(1) A current Department of Education National Police History Check 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 will be 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.