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Professional Experience in Education

About Professional Experience

Whenever graduates from teacher education programs are asked to name the most valuable part of their professional preparation, the answer is always the same: "Professional Experience". There is something about being in real classrooms, working beside practising professional educators that adds an edge to beginning teachers' learning that nothing else can match. This is a form of learning where no reference list is needed to show its credibility, and where no academic needs to give voice to the practical relevance of the content of that learning. Its relevance and practicability are immediately established simply by virtue of the location of the learning – in classrooms, early childhood settings or other industry locations.

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All students must be in possession of a valid blue card in order to undertake Professional Experience

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