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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Judy Williams (Peninsula) + Dr Margaret Plunkett (Gippsland)


This unit introduces the practice of teaching in primary schools. Specific teaching techniques, such as making observations, asking questions and providing explanations are introduced and refined in contexts of practice. The appropriateness of these for different children and learning environments is critiqued. Utilising information and communication technologies, in planning for and delivering sessions form part of this unit. The fieldwork component provides opportunity for students to put these techniques into practice.


Upon successful completion of the unit, the students should have acquired:

  • an appreciation of themselves as learners and how classrooms can be places where teachers as well as children can learn [professional issues];
  • techniques in making observations, giving directions, asking questions and providing explanations, developed and refined in contexts of practice [techniques and skills]; and
  • skills in planning and managing small group learning sessions, including ICTs utilized for these purposes [planning and management].


1) Satisfactory completion of Practicum Program of up to 25 days
2) Professional Portfolio Part 1 (equivalent to 1500 words
3) ICT in Education Folio of Practical Activities (1500 words). All assessment is Pass Grade Only

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Judy Williams

Contact hours

3 hours per week