EDFX319 - Professional Experience Upper Primary
Prerequisites: EDCX202 Curriculum Decision-Making in the Early Years: Connections and Continuities, LNTE111 Literacy and Numeracy Test
Teaching Organisation: Nil
The second of the professional experience program units builds upon the work commenced during Curriculum Decision-Making in the Early Years: Connections and Continuities, and extends pre-service teachers’ understanding of the complexity of the teaching and learning process in regard to individual differences, cultural diversity, and context as they begin to work with students aged 8-12. Through placements, which may include remote and rural settings, pre-service teachers are able to engage in professional learning experiences that provide opportunities to extend their existing knowledge and skills and the development of new knowledge and skills. There will be a focus on enhancing their cultural awareness, classroom management and capacity to enable effective learning behaviours. Pre-service teachers are expected to develop an awareness of the responsibilities of a classroom teacher, including current curriculum requirements and the integration of general capabilities, and take responsibility for planning and implementing whole class learning experiences, including assessment and reporting strategies, for an extended sequential period. Participation in other school activities is expected.