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EDF4071 - Professional experience 1B


Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr L Tudball (Clayton); Dr M Plunkett (Gippsland)


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2009 (Off-campus)


In this unit, students are encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences in the secondary school context, with a focus on developing their professional knowledge, practice and engagement in line with expected professional standards. This includes knowledge of and demonstration of a professional code of ethics in their relations with students, colleagues, family members and the community. During and after the practicum, students will think about their professional learning and discuss their progressive development with their peers, school supervisors and university mentor in either face to face or online forums. They will develop a practicum folder to document their reflections and to form a record of their developing ability to reach the standards expected of graduating teachers.


Upon successful completion of this unit, which includes professional experience in schools, students will draw on their developing theoretical and practical nderstandings of the learning/teaching context in order to:

  1. develop and reflect on strategies that demonstrate empathy, positive regard for, and
rapport with students;
  1. regard all students as capable of learning and demonstrate an understanding of and
commitment to equity in their practice;
  1. identify the prior knowledge, the learning strengths and weaknesses of students, and other factors which impact on learning;
  2. develop and reflect on strategies that acknowledge and cater for diverse cultural, religious and socio-economic factors influencing students.


EDF4070 and EDF4071 together require 25 days of placement


1. Satisfactory completion of supervised Practicum Program of between 10 and 15 days to a total of up to 25 days between EDF4070 Professional experience 1A and EDF4071 Professional experience 1B.
2. Practicum Experience Portfolio Part 1B (equivalent to 1000 words) for EDF4071 Professional experience 1B.
All assessment is Pass Grade Only

Contact hours

Students will be expected to participate in introductory sessions, practicum and debriefing sessions either through face-to-face or online forums.


Only available to students who enrolled prior to 2009

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