Professional Studies in Teaching and Assessment in Junior Primary - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Case Study (50%) , Assignment 2 - Report (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,543.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,793.00

This unit focuses on children in school settings age 6-8 years. The unit provides a comprehensive overview of theory and practices in establishing and creating emotionally supportive, equitable, healthy, safe and effective learning environments that achieve desired current curriculum outcomes.

The learning modules and professional placement enable pre-service teachers to become reflective educators who critique and apply their knowledge of multiple pedagogies, the curriculum, their role as a facilitator, design elements of a rich learning environment, and a range of approaches to authentically document learning.

This unit includes a three-week (15 days) professional placement with children aged between 6 and 8 years in school-based settings. This unit brings together all Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s Curriculum Specification as students undertake school practicum.

Passing this unit is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the unit.

Below is the 2017 Placement Calendar for reference:

EDE222 Practicum Calendar 2017 (PDF, 25KB)

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critique and apply knowledge of multiple pedagogies in early childhood settings as applied to children age 6-8 years in school based settings
  2. plan and implement quality learning activities that include links to relevant curriculum and assessment and are rigorous, engaging and appropriate to years 1-3 of primary school
  3. critically examine the role of the teacher including the concepts of professional conduct, knowledge, identity and resilience
  4. apply knowledge about learning and assessment in a professional field placement.
  • Assignment 1 — Case Study (50%)
  • Assignment 2 — Report (50%)
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

You don't have to enrol in this unit if you have completed EDE304 Professional Practice (Years 1-3) as they are considered equivalents.

  • Additional materials
  • Includes Placement

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1School contexts and policies for junior primary
2Pedagogy in junior primary
3Planning for teaching in junior primary
4Inclusive teaching strategies: Working with Indigenous families
5Assessment, evaluation and reporting
6Classroom Transitions
7Positive learning environment
8Classroom management - behaviour management
9Child Protection
10Working with para-professionals parents and families
11Planning an integrated program in junior primary

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings

    By:Arthur, Beecher, Death, Farmer

    ISBN: 9780170264105


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