3 x 1-hour lectures per semester
1 x 20-day field placement per semester
1 EDUC2320 - Learners and their Development - Middle and Secondary Schooling
2 1 of EDUC3531, EDUC3531A, EDUC3531B, EDUC3531C, EDUC3531D, EDUC3531E, EDUC3531F, EDUC3531G, EDUC3531H, EDUC3531I
3 EDUC3530 - Professional Experience: Year 3A (Middle and Secondary Schooling)
4 72 units of study
5 18 units of Education topics
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDUC3667, EDUC3668 has been successfully completed
Course context

Available to students enrolled in both EDUC3530 and EDUC3642 in the same calendar year.

Topic description

This Professional Experience occurs in Year 3 of the undergraduate course. Four consecutive weeks (20 days) plus 5 planning days are spent in a metropolitan or country secondary, or primary/secondary combined school. Emphasis is placed on the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching programs. Close links are established between curriculum studies at Flinders and school curricula. At the conclusion of this teaching experience, a written report is required to indicate both the pre-service teacher's readiness to continue into the final teaching practicum and progress towards compliance with the Professional Standards for Entry to the Register for the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia.

Educational aims

This topic aims for pre-service teachers to:

  • Appreciate the range of professional and other roles that contribute to a working school community
  • Engage in co-operative and effective professional relationships with students, colleagues and where appropriate with parents
  • Draw connections between theoretical understandings about learning, teaching and a range of classroom practices
  • Practice the skills of teaching by presenting and evaluating lessons and units of work
  • Begin identifying themselves as educators, reflecting on their own strengths, interests and areas for professional and personal growth
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify, and with mentor support, create learning environments that are inclusive and safe
  2. Demonstrate quality learning and teaching practices required for building effective learning communities
  3. Collaboratively reflect on practices that improve student learning and wellbeing
  4. With increasing independence, select, use and review context appropriate teaching and learning strategies
  5. Select appropriate resources including ICT to engage and motivate student learning
  6. Plan effective unit and lesson sequences using the curriculum and knowledge of students’ learning
  7. With increasing independence, select, plan and implement appropriate curriculum content and teaching methodologies for their teaching area/s
  8. Use informal and formal strategies to assess and record student learning
  9. State how they behaved in ethical and socially just ways
  10. Evaluate their teaching behaviours and overall performance and set future teaching and learning goals

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.