School Of Education

Primary Professional Practice 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102073.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101289 - Professional Practice I

102076 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1663 or 1781 Master of Teaching (Primary).

About this Unit
In 2021 this unit replaced by 102792 - Professional Experience 1. From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. This unit is designed to introduce student teachers to the philosophical, ethical, practical and pedagogical perspectives of becoming a teacher in the primary school context. This unit incorporates a 30 day professional experience which gives student teachers the opportunity to explore the relationship between practical and theoretical knowledge of teaching. The professional experience will focus on student teachers’ planning for effective learning; understanding how students learn; communicating effectively with their students; and maintaining a supportive, safe and challenging learning environment through the use of classroom management skills (Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers: Standards 1, 2, 3 & 4). Students will develop an understanding of the interrelationship between quality teaching dimensions and management of the classroom learning community. As part of this process their professional experience will incorporate a continuous process of self-reflection, self-awareness and the capacity to modify and adjust teaching practice to best meet the needs of all students. Students must satisfactorily complete the School of Education Academic Literacy TASK and Numeracy TASK, Child Protection Awareness Training and Working with Children check, and obtain anaphylaxis certification prior to placement in a primary school. Students must also meet the Inherent Requirements of the Master of Teaching (Primary), details of which are available at http://www.uws.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements/inherent_requirements_for_teaching_courses_postgraduate/master_of_teaching_primary

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

1. Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer.Students will need to: i. Access the Commission for Children and Young People website and complete an online application form to generate an application number. ii. Present an application number and identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to issuance by mail a Working with Children Check number. iii. Email the letter with a valid Working With Children Check number to enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au to facilitate processing of a school placement where the document is trimmed and recorded in Callista as a Special Requirement. 2. Students must also attend a Child Protection Awareness Training Workshop prior to undertaking any visits/placements. Students who have not completed Child Protection Awareness Training will need to withdraw from the unit. 3. Students must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and email their certificate to AnaphylaxisPrm@westernsydney.edu.au 4. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Primary).

1781.1Master of Teaching (Primary)CONTINUING
1781.2Master of Teaching (Primary)CONTINUING
1782.1Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.2Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING

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