Details for Professional Experience 1

This subject introduces the pre-service teacher to foundational practices and procedures in primary school contexts. The subject provides a strong foundation in planning for learning and sequencing of the learning experiences for years K-6.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP211
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Professional Experience 1

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject introduces the pre-service teacher to foundational practices and procedures in primary school contexts. The student will be introduced to a broad range of basic skills, particularly the processes and practices of planning for and reflecting on learning from a Christian worldview. The subject provides a strong foundation in planning for learning and sequencing of learning experiences for years K-6.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of practical approaches for the development of positive and productive classroom environment;
  2. Describe strategies that support students’ wellbeing and safety working within school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the realities of working in a school context;
  4. Discriminate by observation and reflection the practices of professional educators;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs;
  6. Support teams work within the school communities of practice;

Subject Content

  1. Core activities of teachers in school contexts; observing, planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting;
  2. Understanding the primary learning areas for lesson planning; identifying curricula intentions; knowledge and practice of the relevant syllabi; literacy and numeracy indicators across years K-6; be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant issues and the strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching;
  3. Integrating Christian and alternate school perspectives and values across the key learning areas;
  4. Reflecting on professional experience for personal and professional development;
  5. Engaging with and contributing to the school community; school policies and procedures; getting organised; extra curricula involvement; excursions and incursions.

This course may be offered in the following formats

One PD Day, 10 days Observational Visits (1-2 days each); 10 days Initial

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  1. Online Modules (Satisfactory)
  2. Reflective Learning Journal (Satisfactory)
  3. Observational Journal (Satisfactory)
  4. Performance Review (Satisfactory)