EPT340 Professional Experience: 3-6 (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 3-6 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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EPT217.

Students will have completed MTH100, MTH110, LIT101 and LIT114 prior to completing this subject.

Assumed Knowledge

Student will have completed MTH100, MTH110, LIT101 and LIT114 prior to completing this subject.

Subject Relationships

EPT217 This subject shares similar content

Incompatible Subjects


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 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:
  • Working towards Professional Teaching Standards in E-Portfolio
  • Development of Professional Experience Goals
  • 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.

Students will attend a school for 20 days in a block placement and work with a class of children in Stage 2 or 3 and be expected to take a role in observing, teaching and engaging with children, staff and parents.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.