EDUC 5294


Course Level


Offered Externally

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To support preservice teachers to extend and transform their practices as they engage in cycles of planning, teaching, assessing, reflecting and appraising during their final placement.

Course content

Preservice teachers will extend their knowledge of the variety of forms of student data that can be used when planning for teaching and learning. They will explore the kinds of diagnostic, formative and summative assessments that can inform planning prior to and during a sequence of learning experiences. They will use the official curriculum and other relevant materials to plan for connected teaching and learning sequences. Part of this planning will involve the capacity to identify opportunities to teach general capabilities including literacy and numeracy.

Preservice teachers will use a range of teaching strategies to build on the strengths and prior learning experiences of children/young people and to maintain safe and inclusive learning environments. They will demonstrate the capacity to differentiate their teaching to meet the needs of all learners and to use assessment data to analyse learners’ needs and to modify teaching during teaching and learning sequences. They will use assessment data to provide feedback to learners and to support learners to have input into their learning experiences.

Preservice teachers will reflect on their planning, teaching and assessment practices. They will evaluate data choices for teaching and learning and articulate the reasons for their pedagogical decisions. Appraisals will be made of why certain decisions did or did not progress learning. Literature and theory will be applied as the preservice teachers reflect on and appraise past practices, and they plan for future teaching and learning sequences.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5271 Reflexive Practice and Professional Experience 1

Preservice teachers must have successfully completed all courses within their program schedule to be eligible to undertake this placement course. Preservice teachers must also successfully achieve both the literacy and numeracy components of LANTITE by no later than test window 4 (November) the year prior for study period 2 enrolment and test window 1 (February) for study period 4 enrolment to be eligible to enrol in this course. Any variation will need the approval of the Program Director.



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 1 session
Workshop 4 hours x 8 sessions
Field Placement (Professional Experience Placement) 8 hours (or as required) x 33 days
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 1 session
Workshop 4 hours x 8 sessions
Field Placement (Professional Experience Placement) 8 hours (or as required) x 33 days
External (online) 4 hours x 8 sessions
Field Placement 8 hours (or as required) x 33 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Placement, Professional plan, Project

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.


EFTSL*: 0.375
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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