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ED4489 - Fourth Year Professional Experience B

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Students are required to collect a range of data and evidence during the ED4489 Professional Experience placement which is integral to completing the assessment requirements for ED4090/ED4190/ED4293. Available ONLY to students enrolled in the BEd. External available only to External ECE students.

This subject is part of the developmental curriculum for Professional Experience within the Bachelor of Education program. In school settings relevant to their specialist sector (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary) students will complete five (5) allocated weeks (25 days) of Professional Experience. For students enrolled in the BEd (Early Childhood Education), Professional Experience will be undertaken in a school with children aged 5-8 years. All students will complete a range of activities to assure the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. As a culminating experience, students will plan, teach and evaluate a full-time four-week teaching block. In addition, all students must attend five (5) days of online Professional Orientation, which will include professional development and seminars with education leaders and stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

  • participate ethically in a range of activities within a school setting;
  • use a repertoire of language and literacy skills appropriate to the teaching profession;
  • use professional standards to demonstrate and critically assess professional growth;
  • identify, value, analyse and support a range of learner diversity, including learners with special educational needs, in a school setting;
  • plan, manage, teach, evaluate a minimum three week full-time equivalent block across all subjects in ECE and Primary and full-time equivalent across both curriculum areas and including junior and senior in Secondary.

Subject Assessment

  • Satisfactory completion of Professional Experience.

Special Assessment Requirements

Completion of the required consecutive 25 days Professional Experience and submission of a Satisfactory grading - Minimum of Graduate Level in all descriptors against the Professional Experience QPERF Report. Mandatory attendance of the five (5) days Online Professional Orientation, which will include professional development. Attendance at Professional Experience Workshops is an essential component of the Work Integrated Learning Program.



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