Michael Dyson, Margaret Plunkett and Kerryn McCluskey
Success in Professional Experience has been specifically designed to assist pre-service teachers on their journey to become successful learners and teachers during the practicum component of their degree. The authors present ideas on how to develop fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies, which help to build meaningful and sustainable relationships within educational communities. Each chapter explores a different area of professional experience, including observations, expectations, mentoring, reflective practice and portfolios. There are specific chapters on areas that students often find the most challenging such as: classroom management, ethics and working with diverse student populations, as well as a chapter catering for pre-service teachers coming from a non-English speaking background. Success in Professional Experience is suitable for early childhood, primary and secondary contexts and addresses the learning needs of on-campus and distance education students. It is also a useful guide for the university liaison staff and school based mentors of pre-service teachers.