Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A minimum of 30 days of Professional Practice in a secondary school including 10 hours Practicum Seminar sessions |
Total Time Commitment:
100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.
Candidates need to do one learning area and at least one of
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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.
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Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The Professional Practice and Seminar Program provides an integrated focus for 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 consolidating key learnings from each of the CORE and Learning Area subjects. It assists Teacher Candidates develop an understanding of school organisation, principles of learning and teaching and management of classrooms and their application to content areas for teaching. Teacher Candidates will analyse student characteristics to identify learning and teaching strategies effective for individual students and productive classrooms.
Teacher Candidates are mentored by experienced teachers in collaboration with Clinical Specialists who are engaged in the on-campus teaching program, and Teaching Fellows based in schools. The Professional Practice Seminars focus on National standards and provide Teacher Candidates with opportunities to examine theoretical frameworks and associated practical tasks that have been assigned during the placement. Seminars focus on one or more of the National standards and provide opportunities for self assessment, document and scenario analysis and in depth reflection of theory and practice concerning links between instructional processes and student centred learning.
Through seminars, and through planning for learning, Teacher Candidates will utilise personal and subject specific literacy and numeracy.
100% attendance of Practicum days is mandatory.
On completion of this subject Teacher Candidates should be able to:
The subject covers a range of the National Professional Standards for Teachers (for Graduate Teachers). In particular, the subject will contribute to students attaining the following standards:
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements
5.4 Interpret student data
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
There are 2 assessment tasks (Teacher Candidates must pass both components):
There are three Hurdle Requirements:
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Collection of readings.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
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