In this topic, pre-service teachers undertake a 40-day placement in a metropolitan or rural school to demonstrate their capacity to assume the roles and responsibilities of a teacher and attain the Graduate Professional Standards. With the support of a university appointed liaison and oversight by a qualified mentor teacher, pre-service teachers are expected to apply and evidence knowledge of various classroom and professional practices including differentiated curriculum, instruction and assessment; a range of verbal and non-verbal communication skills; strategies that enable full participation of students with diverse needs; organising safe and positive learning environments; and, documenting self-improvement strategies and setting future professional learning goals. The University will use the placement report and the successful completion of the required assessment activities to assess whether a pre-service teacher has achieved the Graduate Professional Standards for the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA).
This topic aims to:
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