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Unit Code: EDU653

Unit Name: Practicum 1

Description: This unit provides firsthand experience of teaching in a real classroom situation where pre-service teachers will be expected to translate knowledge into instructional discourse. This real learning experience will provide pre-service teachers practical experience which will help them to grow as a confident teacher. The unit will require the students to practice in a designated high school for a period of 8 weeks (Industrial Attachment) that will be home based where students will be assessed by the Assistant Teachers (AT) and Practicum Assessors. The weighting for the Industrial Attachment is 100%. The teaching assessment tool includes elements and competencies of required competencies of the Fiji Ministry of Education Secondary School Teachers and FNU Pre- service Teachers Attributes. A competency worksheet has been developed to allow students to observe, participate, and perform teaching skills under supervision before being evaluated. The four major areas of assessment of teaching will be assessed individually. Some students may perform sufficiently on certain areas and may be required to be assessed only on areas that need improvement.

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Prerequisite: N/A

Prerequisite Sentence: The student must have successfully completed all year 1 courses/ units and EDU652 Applied Teaching Method 1 of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 1