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EDUC5541 Professional Practice

6 points
Not available in 2021AlbanyFace to face
In this unit students will participate in 30 days of teaching practice, 15 days in a secondary school and 15 days in an early-years (F-2) primary classroom. 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. This professional practice will contribute to students' understanding and engagement in professional learning and capacity to plan for and implement effective learning and teaching for children and adolescents.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate the capacity to plan effective teaching and learning activities for young children and adolescents; (2) demonstrate the capacity to implement effective teaching and learning activities for young children and adolescents; (3) critically engage in reflective practices to improve teaching; (4) evaluate and employ teaching resources appropriate for the developmental stages of student learning; (5) critically reflect on strategies for working with parents/carers; (6) develop a range of verbal and non-verbal communication skills; (7) apply feedback from a school supervisor to improve teaching practice; (8) demonstrate an understanding of the significance of professional learning, including the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers; and (9) apply core principles of professional and ethical conduct..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) development of an E-Portfolio; (2) professional Practice Reflection; and (3) mentor Report – Secondary, 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 development of an E-Portfolio, professional Practice Reflection, and mentor Report – Secondary, Mentor Report – Primary components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
EDUC5466 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum l; and/or
EDUC5460 English Curriculum l; and/or
EDUC5462 Mathematics Curriculum l; and/or
EDUC5465 Science Curriculum l; and/or
EDUC5461 LOTE Curriculum l; and/or
EDUC54 Technologies Curriculum l; and
EDUC5504 Language & Literacy in Early Childhood;
EDUC5502 Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years
Contact hours
30 days of teaching practice, 15 days in a secondary school and 15 days in an early-years (F-2) primary classroom
  • 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.