School Of Education

Professional Experience 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 101074.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100345.1 - Professional Experience I (Secondary)

100972 Pedagogies for Learning OR 101639 Introduction to Teaching and Learning

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) successfully completed an approved Child Protection Workshop 2) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010. Students must also reach a passing standard in the Professional Literacy Assessment Test prior to placement.

About this Unit
This unit is only available to Education students. As the first Professional Experience unit of the Master of Teaching course, Professional Experience 1 is designed to introduce all students to the philosophical, ethical, practical and pedagogical perspectives of becoming a teacher in contemporary educational settings. The unit requires students to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to begin teaching. As part of this process they will recognise that teaching demands a continuous process of self-reflection, self-awareness, critical evaluation of one's practice, and the capacity to modify and adjust teaching practice to best meet the needs of all students. This unit aims to facilitate the development of teacher education students as reflective practitioners who possess deeply-held commitments to quality education for students and high order communication competencies. In-school experience is a mandatory component of the Master of Teaching course. The preparation for, and evaluation of, the school-based experiences will be integral to this unit.

1609.2Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING

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