Details for Professional Experience 2

This subject introduces the pre-service teacher to a wider range of opportunities to practice their developing skills and techniques in controlled real-life settings under the support of full time school mentors.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP212
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Professional Experience 2

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject introduces the pre-service teacher to a wider range of opportunities to practice their developing skills and techniques in controlled real-life settings under the support of full time school mentors. The pre-service teacher develop their planning, relational and evaluation skills within the setting of professional teams of communities of practice. During the professional experience they will develop the most effective behaviour management techniques for their teaching style and the learning context, while observing the performance of professional teacher’s in situ, and reflect upon how their personal worldview impacts every aspect of their life and work in education.

Outcomes

  1. Critically evaluate a range of teaching and management approaches and strategies for primary contexts;
  2. Describe strategies that support students’ wellbeing and safety working within school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements;
  3. Discriminate by observation and reflection the practices of professional educators;
  4. Demonstrate increasing competence in a broad range of general teaching skills including: planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on learning experiences;
  5. Understand and apply a range of theories, ideas and practices in relation to motivation and management in primary contexts from a Christian or alternate school context.

Subject Content

  1. Becoming a reflective practitioner: apply the Graduate Teacher Standard Descriptors (GTSD) to identify any professional learning needs; critically analysing core beliefs, assumptions and expectations; reflective tools; participation in communities of practice and preparation for the Observation Journals;
  2. Classroom and Behaviour Management: comparison of a variety of theories with biblical approaches; teacher-student relationships; verbal and non-verbal communication strategies; anger management, anti-bullying strategies, knowledge of current legislation, peer mediation; classroom organisation, desk layout and physical environment;
  3. Adapting general teaching skills for different ages and contexts including: planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on learning experiences from point of view of learner and PST’s developing teaching style and philosophy;
  4. Administration: use of curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design learning sequences and lessons plans; planning, programming, documentation, templates and record keeping; reporting; confidentiality and external professional communications;
  5. 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.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Intensive
  • Distance/ Global Online

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. Observational Journal (Satisfactory)
  3. Performance Review (Satisfactory)