Professional Practice 2

15 points



This second practicum course provides an intensive school-based opportunity for students to work collaboratively with one mentor/associate teacher for a prolonged period of time. Students will conduct observations, and use these, in conjunction with advice and guidance from their mentor teacher and content covered in other initial teacher education courses, to inform their planning, teaching, management and assessment strategies and the subsequent evaluation / critical appraisal of their teaching and professional development. Teaching experiences will progress, with students taking increasingly independent responsibility for full programme /class management as the placement progresses. These experiences and reflective practices enable the student, his/her lecturers and the associate teacher to provide formative feedback on his/her developing knowledge and skill, identify emergent needs, and to record the student's progress in achieving the course learning outcomes. Course outcomes are described as a series of competencies. The course will both complement and apply learning in other courses in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Primary).