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PPA2211 First Professional Practice
Credit Points: 15
This 11 week Integrated Professional Practice unit (including three weeks in schools and eight weeks on campus), is intended as an orientation practicum. It provides pre-service teachers with the opportunity to develop an understanding of schools and schooling from a teacher’s perspective, to start to learn the complex role of a teacher, and to critically reflect and prepare for future practicums. During the practicum it is important that pre-service teachers learn to work collaboratively with mentor teachers, University colleagues and their fellow students and in a way which makes them an asset to the teachers with whom they are to work and learn. Pre-service teachers are required to be available during the scheduled Professional Practice periods as per the School of Education Calendar and to give a full-time commitment to the school during the scheduled days.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y68Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012