EDUC 4211 - Professional Experience A and Classroom Management

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2024

EDUC 4211 supports the first of two 25-day placements in the final year of the Bachelor of Teaching degree. This Professional Experience course prepares final-year pre-service teachers for their school placement and also equips pre-service teachers with the foundational concepts and practical skills for effective classroom behaviour management.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 4211
    Course Professional Experience A and Classroom Management
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 2 x 3 hours of pre-placement workshops/lectures, 25 days placement
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites EDUC 3003 and (EDUC 3006 or EDUC 3005)
    Corequisites EDUC 4217
    Assessment Placement
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Walter Barbieri

    School of Education
    Faculty of ABLE
    The University of Adelaide
    Level 8.22, Nexus 10 Tower
    Adelaide SA 5005
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Pre-placement workshops: pre-service teachers are required to attend 6 x three-hour pre-placement seminars. Attendance at the seminars during weeks 1-7 of semester 1 is compulsory.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course the students will be able to:

    1. Identify and plan for the diversity for student cohorts and how they learn.
    2. Implement teaching methodologies of their curriculum area(s).
    3. Create supportive and safe learning environments, including the initial development of a repertoire of effective and ethical behaviour management strategies.
    4. Implement effective assessment and feedback processes.
    5. Engage with other professional educators and educational bodies.

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    2, 3, 5

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.


    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All educational materials will be provided through MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).
    Online Learning
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is conducted through six face-to-face seminars during Weeks 1-7 of semeter 1, requiring attendance and engagement at each seminar.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    6 x 3 hour lecture/seminar and a 25 day Professional Experience placement.

    Learning Activities Summary
    Specific Course Requirements
    Prior to Placement, pre-service teachers will be required to have:
    Responding to Risk of Harm, Abuse and Neglect - Education and Care (RRHAN-EC): Fundamentals and Masterclass
    Working with Children Check (WWCC)
    Two COVID-19 Vaccinations 
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment for this course is achieved through the Placement Report and AfGT elements. Each school placement is considered a hurdle requirement, meaning that students must pass it in order to proceed with their studies.
    Assessment Detail
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing
    FNS Fail No Submission
    NFE No Formal Examination
    F Fail
    NGP Non Graded Pass
    P Pass
    C Credit
    D Distinction
    HD High Distinction
    RP Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
  • Fraud Awareness

    Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.

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