Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to build on skills and knowledge developed in Professional Experience I through further classroom experience. Provides an understanding of theory, issues and contemporary practice of educational program evaluation and how it relates to the secondary school context. Students will develop an understanding of the practical skills required when designing, conducting and reporting educational program evaluations. Focuses on the further requirements for beginning teachers starting out in this profession, in regards to the skills needed to be a competent, confident and effective practitioner.

Unit content

Module 1  - Educational program evaluation in the secondary school context.

  • What is educational program evaluation in relation to the secondary school context?
  • Types and purposes of educational program evaluation
  • Choosing appropriate methods and techniques to suit particular purposes
  • Identifying and using evaluative criteria and sources of evidence
  • Designing and using data collection tools
  • Involving students in evaluation.

Module 2  - Preparation for the Profession

  • Ongoing professional learning
  • Communicating with parents and carers 
  • Working in a learning community
  • Employment preparation
  • Industry Conference Day
  • Preparation for Professional Experience


Module 3 – Professional Experience II

Students will undertake 25 days of professional experience. The first five weekly school visits will be a combination of observation, teaching, and activities required in Assignment 1

  • Observation
  • Planning for teaching
  • Lesson implementation
  • Assessment
  • Reflection on practice
  • Meeting requirements

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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