Faculty of Education

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FacultyFaculty of Education
Coordinator(s)Dr Judy Williams


This unit is a fieldwork unit and locates students in the life and culture of the school. It will prepare students for their professional practice by giving them the opportunities to plan and implement whole programs, design and manage learning environments, and develop professional relationships with students, other colleagues, parents and the wider community. Utilising information and communication technologies, in planning for and delivering sessions forms part of this unit. The professional placement enables the students to refine and research their own practice and recognise what constitutes best practice in the profession. Each placement will be for a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 15 days, (up to a total of 50 days over the length of the course).


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. plan, implement and evaluate learning programs;
  2. design and manage learning environments;
  3. develop professional relationships with students;
  4. liaise with colleagues, parents and community bodies; and
  5. document their professional learning and experience.


Placement will be minimum 10 and maximum 15 days (total of 50 days over length of course).


Assessment task 1: Successful completion of placement and allied tasks (1,000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Assessment task 2: A Portfolio (1,000 words or equivalent, 50%)
All assessment is Pass Grade Only.

Chief examiner(s)


EDF4315 Professional contexts 1A; EDF4316 Professional contexts 1B; and EDF4317 Professional contexts 2A