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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 1, 0.0625 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester (Open Learning) 2010 (Open Learning)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jill Brown (Clayton); Assoc.Prof J Dorman(Gippsland)


In this unit, students extend their experience in the secondary school context with a focus on the practice of teaching in their curriculum specialism areas. A range of specific teaching approaches are developed within the teaching and learning relationship, including lesson planning, observation, assessment and reflection and evaluation of practice. Within the context of this unit, pre-service teachers will be supported to apply their developing pedagogy, their understandings, knowledge and skills of teaching in a safe and inclusive learning environment under the guidance of a supervising teacher within a school.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will draw on their developing theoretical and practical understandings of the learning/teaching context in order to:

  • link their theoretical understandings of pedagogy and curriculum to teaching practice;
  • become familiar with a variety of resources to create rich and engaging learning environments;
  • be aware of assessment processes and procedures to support students' learning;
  • reflect on and respond to advice from their supervisor teacher and University staff
  • develop critical awareness of relevant curriculum documents;
  • utilise a range of teaching approaches in diverse learning environments;
  • undertake a range of teacher responsibilities; and
  • develop and sustain professional working relationships with colleagues.


EDF4733 Professional experience 2A and EDF4734 Professional experience 2B 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 EDF4733 Professional experience 2A and EDF4734 Professional experience 2B.
(2) Practicum Experience Portfolio Part 2B (equivalent to 1000 words) for EDF4734 Professional experience 2B.
All assessment is Pass Grade Only.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Libby Tudball

Contact hours

Students will be expected to participate in introductory sessions, practicum and debriefing sessions