Professional Experience

This 10-day block Professional Experience (PEX) placement is in the school context. This PEX is done in conjunction with EDU322 The Self Reflective Educator so that Teacher Education Student (TES) have the opportunity of directly aligning course work and practice. In this PEX, TES are encouraged to critically reflect on their own philosophy and practice of teaching and consider what has shaped their understandings and how their own spiritual journey and belief system might equip them as educators.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP215
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Fitzsimmons


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Professional Experience

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

Unit Content


  1. Identify a range of teaching and management approaches and strategies suitable for a classroom context;
  2. Understand advanced methods of designing, implementing and evaluating and assessing meaningful and appropriate learning experiences;
  3. Describe the professional and ethical responsibilities as a colleague, member of a team and in the wider educational community including parents and other stakeholders;
  4. Discriminate by observation and reflection the application of leadership tasks in education sites;
  5. Demonstrate increasing competence in a broad range of general teaching skills including: planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on learning experiences;
  6. Understand and apply a range of theories, ideas and practices in relation to motivation and management in early childhood setting contexts from a Christian or alternate context.

This course may be offered in the following formats

This subject involves mandatory professional experience in an early childhood service

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

Assessment Methods

  • Observational Journal
  • Performance Review

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references