This unit of study examines the practice of how to teach and how students learn in a junior secondary music classroom (Years 7-10). The second professional experience is a 6 week block practice teaching for 5 days a week and is designed to help you become a reflective classroom music teacher who utilizes appropriate pedagogy, creates valuable musical learning experiences and appropriate behaviour management strategies through effective student engagement in the junior secondary school. The workshops each week outside of the professional experience placement will continue the work covered in Teaching Junior Secondary Music Education and Adolescent Development and Behaviour. This unit of study provides students with a practical application of the theory through a second Professional Experience and it contributes to the development of graduate teacher standards set by the teacher's accreditation body (NESA). The placement dates ordinarily take place during the break between semesters 1 & 2. See Professional Experience Handbook for further details.
1 x 2 hour workshop for 2 weeks; 6 weeks of block practice teaching in schools (30 days)
Professional Experience Report (90%); Evaluation of behaviour plan and ePortfolio task (10%)