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Professional Experience 1 ESH113


The first Professional Experience placement (PE1) provides pre-service teachers the opportunity to build on their understanding of the school context and to begin to apply their theoretical understanding of teaching in practice. PE1 primarily involves active observation of learners and learning, participation in planning for teaching and learning through discussions with colleague teachers and increasing responsibilities for implementing planned teaching activities, episodes, lessons and lesson sequences to groups of various sizes, ranging from individual through to whole-class delivery. The placement is conducted over the course of four weeks (20 days) on a full-time and continuous basis.


Unit name Professional Experience 1
Unit code ESH113
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Christopher Rayner
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a growing professional knowledge of learners and how they learn and of appropriate curriculum content and how this knowledge is applied within Science and Mathematics teaching.
  • demonstrate a developing capacity to plan, implement and assess for effective teaching and learning and for safely managing learners and their learning environments in the curriculum areas of Science and Mathematics.
  • demonstrate increasing capacity to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with the school community to enhance learning opportunities.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



(ESH125 - Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge 1 OR ESH155 - Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge 1 OR KMA153 - Data Handling and Statistics 1 OR KRA161 - Chemistry for Life Sciences OR KRA113 - Chemistry 1A Hobart)


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