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EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood


Pre-requisite: EDC3100

Other requisites

Students must have successfully completed the entire previous year's professional experience courses in order to enrol in this course.

Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: //


The professional experience to date has enabled pre-service teachers to be involved in the normal day to day running of an educational institution and in the teaching of several curriculum areas over an extended period of time. This course offers the pre-service teacher a further extensive period in the field in a new context. The block professional experience will require involvement in the planning, implementation, assessment and reflection of units of work along with the daily administrative and professional requirements of an educator. The experience will require pre-service teachers to play an active role in the construction of their own practical theories. Their workplace experience will enable them to question, criticise and reformulate their assumptions about the nature of educators' work. Students undertaking this course are required to complete a 25 day professional experience placement in an approved educational setting. Professional development and professional standards underpinning graduate entry will be a central focus of this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2014 Online