The Teaching experience module is to give students an opportunity to observe mentor teachers, their roles and duties, documentation, assessment system, classroom management, teacher co-operation and development, school system and school within the community context. They will carry out the practical applications of the teaching principles, theories and concepts they have acquired. Teaching experience is a compulsory module that is done each year of the four-year qualification. IIE Rosebank College will pair each student with the respective school to ensure that the experience is as diverse as possible. During these sessions, students will be evaluated at the respective school by their Mentor Teacher, Lecturer or Supervisor. The timing of these sessions is carefully mapped at IIE Rosebank College and students are required to complete 22 weeks of teaching experience within the qualification.
THE BREAKDOWN AS FOLLOWS:
Year 1: 1 week of observation and 3 weeks of Teaching Practical
Year 2: 5 weeks of Teaching Practical
Year 3: 6 weeks of Teaching Practical
Year 4: 8 weeks of Teaching Practical
The IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching has an attendance rule associated with the qualification, namely that student attends 80% of the classes (lecture) for the stipulated modules. For more information, refer to the Information regarding Attendance for modules aligned to School-based Work Integrated Learning (i.e. Teaching Experience) on The IIE Faculty of Education programmes document and to the Work Integrated Learning Policy.
Lecture attendance requirements (for 2021 and beyond)
- Students will be allowed access to the main school-based Teaching Experience per relevant year if:
a) they have met the 80 % lecture attendance requirement for each of the identified modules as is aligned to Teaching Experience for that year 1
In cases where students' have not met the 80 % lecture attendance requirement for 1 or more of the identified modules as is aligned to Teaching Experience for that year:
b) Students will be expected to achieve a combined 80 % lecture attendance (i.e average) across the identified modules on condition that no single module attendance falls below 70 %.
Students who fall into this category will submit a 1-page motivation for Teaching Experience access to The IIE's Brand School of Education Campus Programme Manager for consideration by The IIE's Brand Head of School: Education in consultation with The IIE's Central Academic Team.
For more information, refer to the letter: Information regarding Attendance for modules aligned to School-based Work Integrated Learning (i.e. Teaching Experience) on The IIE Faculty of Education programmes letter and to the Work Integrated Learning Policy.