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Unit Overview


In this unit students will participate in 25 days of teaching practice in a secondary school. Students will be under the guidance of a mentor teacher who will provide direction and support in the execution of lessons, management of the classroom learning environment and other school-based activities. This professional practice will allow students to integrate university and school-based activities. The completed assessment task will demonstrate readiness for classroom practice and will constitute four components; planning for teaching and learning, analysing of teaching practice, assessing impact on student learning and a situational analysis.

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

Students are able to (1) demonstrate the capacity to plan for student learning; (2) demonstrate the capacity to impact on student learning; (3) use data to critically reflect on pedagogical practices; (4) collect and interpret summative assessment data to establish students' learning needs and levels of performance; (5) critically respond to a situational analysis applying professional judgement and knowledge.; and (6) undertake a range of teacher duties demonstrating legal, social and moral responsibilities.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assessment for Graduating Teacher Task and (2) mentor Teacher Report – Secondary. 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 assessment for Graduating Teacher Task and mentor Teacher Report – Secondary 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
Advisable prior study
curriculum major/minor units in pre-service teacher education
Contact hours
30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline. 25 days of teaching practice in a secondary school.
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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.