1 x 40-day field placement per semester
1 EDUC3641 - Professional Experience: Year 3B (Primary R-7)
1a EDUC9232 - Professional Experience 1 (Primary R-7)
1b EDUC3666 - Professional Teaching Practice 3A (Junior Primary/Primary)
2 36 units of EDUC topics
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
EDUC4777 has been successfully completed
Topic description

Pre-service teachers are expected to attend the staff planning days at the commencement of the school year unless they are undertaking a country placement, in which case they may need to undertake this placement as a block of 8 weeks (40 days) from the start of school Term 2. Metropolitan placements require the completion of 10 days during school Term 1 together with a block of 6 weeks (30 days) from the beginning of school Term 2.

Pre-service teachers work closely with their mentor teachers in the school placement as they assume a full range of professional responsibilities under the guidance of their mentor teacher. The pre-service teacher is expected to plan, implement and evaluate extended teaching and learning programs. A university-appointed liaison will maintain close links between the pre-service teacher, the school mentors and the university coordinators.

At the conclusion of this Professional Experience a written report will indicate compliance with Professional Standards and readiness for entry to the Register of the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia.

Educational aims

This topic aims for pre-service teachers to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Form co-operative and effective professional relationships with students, staff and parents
  • Plan for extended periods of teaching, including planning for units of work as well as for individual lessons
  • Plan appropriate curriculum and teaching materials for their given students
  • Use inclusive teaching methodologies
  • Manage the learning environment for extended periods of time
  • Assess and record student learning
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of their educational program and critically reflect on their performance as a teacher
  • Act in ways that show a clear understanding of the professional and ethical requirements of a teacher
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate levels of professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement
  2. Show how you meet the National Standards for beginning teachers
  3. Demonstrate your level of readiness for entry to the Register of Teachers held by The Teachers Registration Board of South Australia