|Short Description:||The Roles of the Teacher 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070103 - Teacher Education: Primary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: EDC1400 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BPED
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.
Before commencing this course students will be assumed to have read the full details of Professional Experience particulars and familiarised themselves with the requirements. Please see the Education Placement Professional Experience website https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience and the Professional Experience Book for full details.
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 must hold a valid blue card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html OR exemption card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/faqs/exemption-card-faqs.html.
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland you must ensure that all relevant checks are completed and evidence of this is provided to the Professional Experience office http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience.
Students need to lodge their blue card application or renewal online . Students will need to register with blue card services and validate their identification online. If successful, the student will be provided an online account number to send to the Professional Experience Team to ensure there are no delays with their placement. Students will not be able to commence their placement without a current blue card. USQ recommends students lodge their renewal at least 28 days prior to the expiry of their current card. https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/education-placements/blue-cards
Where a student is denied approval for a blue card, enrolment in any initial teacher education program will be withdrawn (refer to https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualification.html).
If undertaking Professional Experience outside of Queensland, students are advised to check the Working with Children requirements of the state within which Professional Experience will be undertaken (refer to https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/education-placements/working-with-children).
In this course, pre-service teachers design a sequence of lesson plans and formative assessment tasks that provide learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all learners. They develop an understanding of the demands of the teaching profession. For pre-service teachers to gain insight into the complexities of teaching, they investigate influential learning theories and pedagogical models and frameworks. Furthermore, they recognise how the use of effective classroom management skills enables a supportive environment. Professional Experience is positioned towards the end of the semester, providing an opportunity for pre-service teachers to apply the knowledge and skills that are constructed progressively throughout the course.
A 10-day professional experience placement is attached to this course. For full details of the Professional Experience particulars, please refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.