University of Technology Sydney

028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching

6cp; 2hpw (tutorial), 1hpw (referencing workshop), on campus, 8 days (school visitation)
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10350 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 012231 Professional Experience 1: Beginning Teaching AND C10209 Bachelor of Educational Studies




This first subject in the professional experience sequence locates teaching as a profession and prepares students for their school-based placement. A key element of the profession is a commitment to continual improvement and knowledge production. The subject introduces foundational professional skills and competencies including observation, communication, digital fluency, critical reflection, information management, professional ethics and research skills. The national professional teacher standards are introduced as a basis for organising and documenting professional learning. E-portfolios, and their relevance for professional learning, are introduced. Students are introduced to the professional responsibilities of teachers and code of conduct, in addition to the UTS teacher education inherent requirements. Students' professional numeracy, literacy and digital skills are assessed.

Typical availability

Autumn D session, City campus

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