Pre-service teachers are expected to attend the lead in days at the commencement of the school year unless they are undertaking a country placement, in which case they may undertake the placement as a block of 8 weeks (40 days). Metropolitan placements require the completion of 10 days preparation and participation prior to a block of 6 weeks (30 days). Pre-service teachers under the guidance of a mentor teacher work towards assuming a full range of professional responsibilities. The pre-service teacher is expected to plan, implement and evaluate their teaching and learning programs. A university-appointed liaison will maintain close links between the pre-service teacher, the school and the university academic coordinator. At the conclusion of the Professional Experience a written report will indicate achievement based on the Australian Professional Standards Graduate level and readiness for entry to the Register of the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia.
This topic aims to provide an opportunity for pre-service teachers to: