EPT217 Professional Experience 3: Primary Classrooms K-2 (8)

This is the third in a series of professional experience subjects, building on students' experience of primary teaching through a 20 day supervised placement in a Primary K-2 setting. Students will apply the theoretical and practical learning outcomes from university based subjects, while under the professional supervision of a practicing classroom teacher. They will develop and apply a range of research informed and contextually appropriate strategies and skills to design, implement, assess and evaluate extended series of context-appropriate lessons in English, Mathematics and other key learning areas. Students will design, implement, assess and evaluate a unit of work for an identified group of learners which will include appropriate pedagogical approaches to meet learners needs.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT217. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education


MTH100 and MTH110 and LIT101 and LIT114

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply the process of Backward Design to design a sequence of lessons and/or a unit of work to meet the identified needs of a group of learners;
  • be able to plan and implement differentiated pedagogical and assessment strategies appropriate for a range of diverse learning needs and to form and inform a sequence of lessons appropriate for a group of learners;
  • be able to identify, evaluate and implement a diverse range of management strategies that are congruent with childrens learning and behavioural needs and facilitate positive professional relationships;
  • be able to demonstrate effective and contextually appropriate communication skills (questioning, class discussion, interpersonal interaction) that facilitate learning and develop and maintain positive professional relationships; and,
  • be able to critically evaluate significant incidents they experience during their professional experience with reference to current educational theory and in response to formulate and revise personal and professional goals.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Designing diagnostic assessment
  • Understanding and applying differentiation strategies
  • Reflecting on patterns of communication
  • Intra-personal awareness of self as a teacher
  • Understanding and applying a Backward Design approach to designing learning experiences
  • Characteristics of positive learning environments

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 20 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

20 day supervised placement in a Primary K-2 setting


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.