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Unit Overview


In this unit students will participate in 25 days of teaching practice, in a primary classroom. This professional practice will contribute to students' development as a teacher through enhanced understandings of effective learning and teaching practices, assessment of student learning and the significance of working with parents/carers. Students will be under the guidance of a mentor teacher who will provide assistance in the development and execution of lessons, management of the classroom learning environment and other school-based activities.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate the capacity to plan effective teaching and learning activities for primary aged children.; (2) demonstrate the capacity to implement effective teaching and learning activities for primary aged children; (3) critically engage in the assessment of student achievement and the provision of appropriate feedback.; (4) critically engage in reflective practices to improve teaching; (5) evaluate and employ a range of appropriate teaching resources; (6) critically reflect on strategies for working with parents/carers; (7) critically evaluate strategies for working with professional and community organisations; (8) apply differentiate teaching activities to account for the learning needs of individual or groups of students; (9) apply feedback from school mentor to improve teaching practice.; (10) utilise strategies to manage student behaviour; (11) demonstrate strategies that support student well-being and safety; and (12) display professional and ethical conduct when working with school mentors, staff and school students.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study; (2) professional practice reflection; and (3) mentor report - primary. 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 case study, professional practice reflection, and mentor report - primary 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
EDUC5505 Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Upper Primary
EDUC5540 Primary English Project
Advisable prior study
curriculum major/minor units in pre-service teacher education
Contact hours
25 days of teaching practice (7.5 hours per day)
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • 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.