Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Marc Pruyn


This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage with curriculum and pedagogy in the upper primary school. Students are expected to demonstrate professional knowledge and practice drawn from other units in their course, and the attitudes and dispositions appropriate to teaching in upper primary school settings.


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

  1. consistently demonstrate a range of appropriate professional behaviours, including punctuality, courtesy, confidentiality and appropriate dress
  2. exhibit curiosity and initiative in forming relationships with children, colleagues, and families, including the ability to clearly articulate to others the fieldwork and practice requirements of this unit
  3. plan and initiate a range of experiences for children (individuals and small groups) across a variety of curriculum domains (e.g. literacy, numeracy, music, art, science, technology), including the arrangement of space, time, and materials to support children's learning
  4. engage with colleagues and families to identify their expectations for children's learning and development, in a way that incorporates the needs of diverse learners
  5. systematically plan for and reflect on their own development.


20 days' placement


This unit is graded pass grade only
Satisfactory completion of the fieldwork placement, as per the requirements specified in the Professional Placement manual (2400 words or equivalent, 60%)
The addition of a minimum of three items to the professional portfolio (1600 words, equivalent, 40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning