School Of Education

Secondary Professional Practice 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102093.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101074 - Professional Experience I

102081 Adolescent Development and Teaching AND 102083 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning AND 102086 Designing Teaching and Learning AND 102096 Researching Teaching and Learning 1

The above prerequisite units do not apply to those students enrolled in 1846 Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation).

102082 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments AND 102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A OR 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B OR 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C OR 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A OR 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B OR 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C

The above corequisite units do not apply to those students enrolled in 1846 Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation).

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in the 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary) or 1846 Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation). Students enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary) must have successfully completed 40 credit points.

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. Secondary Professional Practice 1 is the first Professional Practice unit of the Master of Teaching (Secondary). This unit incorporates a 30-day placement in a secondary school. It is designed to introduce all students to the philosophical, ethical, practical and pedagogical perspectives of becoming a teacher in diverse, contemporary educational settings. The unit requires students to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for sustainable 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 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 school-based experiences will be integral to this unit. Students must satisfactorily complete the School of Education Academic Literacy TASK, Numeracy TASK, Child Protection Awareness Training and Working with Children check, and obtain anaphylaxis certification prior to placement in a secondary school. Students must complete any additional undergraduate units as required by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) subject content requirements for teaching area one prior to enrolment in the unit 102093 Professional Practice 1. Students must also meet the Inherent Requirements of the Master of Teaching (Secondary), details of which are available at http://www.uws.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements/inherent_requirements_for_teaching_courses_postgraduate/master_of_teaching_secondary

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

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 Office of the Children’s Guardian 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 of a Working with Children Check number. iii. Submit the letter received with a valid Working With Children Check number to a Student Central Office or scan and email a copy to enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au.to facilitate processing of a school placement. 2. Students must have satisfactorily completed the School of Education Child Protection Awareness Training prior to undertaking any visits/placements. Students who have not completed School of Education Child Protection Awareness Training will need to withdraw from the unit. 3. Students must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and register their certificate with Student Central or email their certificate to AnaphylaxisSec@westernsydney.edu.au 4. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

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