Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 preparation days on campus and 26 days of professional practice in a primary school including 8 hours of school-based seminar |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment, 28 days.
100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.
A current Working With Children Check (WWCC).
You must take the following subject in the same study period
Study Period Commencement:
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorMs Melody Anderson
Education Student Centre
The professional practice and seminar program provides an integrated focus on all subjects taught in the semester and addresses Teacher Candidates’ developing understandings of professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement. The school placement focuses on developing an understanding of school organisation, management of classrooms, principles of learning and teaching and student characteristics. Teacher Candidates begin to analyse teaching to identify characteristics of lessons that make productive classrooms and which characteristics of learning and teaching are effective for individual students. Teacher Candidates are mentored by experienced teachers in collaboration with Clinical Specialists who are engaged in the on-campus teaching program. The professional practice seminars support Teacher Candidates’ ongoing learning about how theory informs practice and provide opportunities for them to examine theoretical frameworks and associated practical tasks that have been assigned during the placement. Seminars include class presentations, analysis of assessment tasks and in-depth reflection on theory and practice for teaching in primary classrooms. Teacher Candidates will provide evidence of their development as an interventionist classroom practitioner during the Clinical Praxis Examination.
Note: Students whose first language is not English and/or who may not be familiar with Australian school contexts will be advised to undertake a program of workshops (12-18 hours in total) on Teaching in Australian Classrooms. These workshops will cover such topics as: Introduction to the Victorian school curriculum; understanding the structure of a 'typical' day in Australian schools; the Australian classroom environment; teacher-student interactions; developing a classroom presence and an appropriate teacher voice; interacting with supervisors. Teacher candidates undertaking this workshop program will be expected to attend their placement schools on all prescribed days and attend all professional practice seminars, but they will prepare and teach fewer classes during the period the workshop program is running.
100 per cent attendance is mandatory
On completion of this subject Teacher Candidates should be able to:
There are 2 assessment tasks:
There are 3 hurdle requirements:
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Pianta,R. C., La Paro, K. M., & Hamre, B. K. (2011). K-3 CLASS Dimensions Guide. Teachstone: Charlottesville.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Primary) |
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