Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

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

  1. apply knowledge of the Graduate Teacher Standards to establish initial content for a digital professional portfolio; and identify and adopt a reflective practice model to guide its ongoing development
  2. create lesson plans which reflect an understanding of how students learn through the effective use of challenging learning goals, a range of teaching strategies, and diverse resources including digital technologies
  3. develop a plan for learning and teaching with consideration of theoretical studies, contextual factors, and students’ diverse needs
  4. demonstrate and evaluate effective planning techniques and a range of learning and teaching strategies, to meet the diverse needs of students
  5. employ effective communication skills, maintain student safety and meet ethical, legislative, administrative and organisational requirements in primary school settings.
    • Effective teachers
    • Australian context & curriculum
    • Teaching and learning strategies
    • Student engagement and motivation
    • Planning for learning - lesson plans - curriculum / objectives / introductions
    • Planning for learning - lesson plans - body and transitions
    • Planning for learning, group work and creating/managing a positive learning environment
    • Planning for learning - assessment
    • Preparation for school placement
    • Reflection and review
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

CUR-MTP503-Developing Positive Learning Environments

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - The fieldwork for this unit includes a 10-day professional experience placement in a school. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block at the specified time.
  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative; Access to video creation and editing software. Includes Professional Experience placement

This is the first in the suite of professional experience subjects and includes both a theory and a practical component (a placement in a school). The subject explores philosophies and theories related to teaching and then introduces the nature and role of effective planning for a diverse groups of learners. Specific attention is given to lesson planning that includes selecting objectives and appropriate teaching, learning, assessment strategies and resources. The subject also addresses professional responsibilities, effective communication and reflective practices to support learning. The professional experience practical assessment is a 2 week full-time block placement intended to enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained, along with providing students with insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role. All required clearances to work with children must be obtained and valid, and all other professional experience requirements met. Both theory and practical components must be passed in order to pass the subject.

To view the Professional Experience Calendar, please see below:

Master of Teaching (Primary Education) Professional Experience Calendar 2019 (PDF, 51Kb)

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Lesson Plans (50%)
  • Professional Task (50%)
  • Professional Experience Placement (Pass/Fail%)

Textbook information is pending.

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