1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BEDPRSEBDS-B Education (Primary R-7 & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1b Admission into BEDPRBGSC-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of General Science
1c Admission into BAEPRP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Primary) Pathway)
1d Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1e Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1f Admission into BEDECBSE-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Special Education
1g Admission into BEDPRBSE-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Special Education
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g))
Placement; Lecture attendance.
Topic description
This topic prepares students for their professional experiences. It introduces the Professional Standards for Teachers and includes an introduction to the legal and ethical responsibilities of the teaching professional. Students will be introduced to the expectations for their behaviour and learning during the days of their first professional experiences. This lecture series is an essential pre-requisite for placement.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • introduce the professional experience program, its requirements and expectations

  • explain the professional expectations of teachers, including legal and ethical responsibilities

  • support the transitioning from student to teaching professional

  • establish understandings that will lead to successful professional experiences
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will:

  • demonstrate understanding of the professional experience program and its requirements

  • recognise the legal and ethical responsibilities they will assume as they enter the teaching profession

  • transition from the role of student to that of teaching professional

  • demonstrate awareness of the many factors that will contribute to successful professional experiences