Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Primary Professional Experience 1: Planning for Writing
Discern what it means to be an effective teacher. Focus on lesson planning, learning goals, appropriate teaching and assessment strategies and the use of relevant technology. Includes a 2-week professional experience placement.
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- 29 May 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- research and apply understanding of the theories and practice of writing
- critically reflect on writer identity and compositional processes and how these apply in a learning environment
- create and justify a sequence of lessons for writing in a specific context, using a range of learning, teaching and assessment strategies and resources to support a diversity of learners
- 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
- employ effective communication skills, maintain student safety and meet ethical, legislative, administrative and organisational requirements as you plan, teach and assess diverse groups of learners in primary school settings
- verview of writing: Theory and practice of writing; Teacher as writer; students’ agency as writers
- Knowledge, planning and assessment: Compositional elements of writing
- Knowledge, planning and assessment: Transcriptional elements of writing
- The Practicum: Writing and Creating in Practice
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
and one of
- CUR-MTC510-Introduction to English: Reading
- CUR-MTP500-Teaching Language and Literacy in the Primary Years (No longer available)
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- Placement requirements - The fieldwork for this unit includes a 2-week professional experience placement in a school. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block at the specified time. Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement.
- Software requirements - Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative; Access to video creation and editing software.
- Other requirements - Includes Professional Experience placement.
This subject was previously known as Primary Professional Experience 1: Planning.
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). It is also the second in the suite of three English subjects. The subject covers writer identity and theories and practices of writing to provide foundational understandings for teaching. Theories, pedagogical practices and effective planning related to teaching English to support all learners are explored. Specific attention is given to lesson planning which includes selecting objectives, resources and strategies for teaching, learning and assessment. The subject also addresses professional responsibilities, effective communication and reflective practices for learning in diverse contexts. 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:
2023 Master of Teaching Prof Exp Calendar (PDF)
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.
- Sequence of learning experiences for inclusion in digital professional portfolio (50%)
- Critical reflection of the influence of unit content on own practice (50%)
- Professional Experience Placement (Pass/Fail%)
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