TESOL Prof Prac:Supervised observation

Subject EDUC90097 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours plus 22 days of supervised observation
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: You must have taken the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: 100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.


Dr Alan Williams


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: Students undertake placements totalling 22 days of supervised observation and program involvement in the settings relevant to their current or intended English language teaching work.
Objectives: Not available
Assessment: Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of 22 days of supervised observation and classroom participation,

Assessment: Satisfactory completion of a logbook which includes a detailed record of and critical reflection on observations and other program involvement. Total assessment equivalent to 3,000 words (100 per cent).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Note how teachers use the target language in ways appropriate to the classroom and to students' level of proficiency
  • Plan, implement and evaluate appropriate lessons with little or no guidance
  • Learn how teachers adapt existing materials and develop original work to meet student needs and interests
  • Observe the evaluation of and assist in the development of appropriate specialist programs, including needs analysis, syllabus design, program organization and evaluation
  • Learn how teachers monitor, document and report on students' language development
  • Monitor, describe and critically evaluate their own teaching
  • Interact with colleagues and learn how to act as a specialist resource person within the wider school community.

Generic Skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Articulate their knowledge and understanding of TESOL methodology by seeing it used it in actual teaching situations and reflect on its use in their own context;
  • Develop an understanding of the significance and value to the wider community of their knowledge about TESOL.
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