Drawing from the RRRTEC model as described in the framework section, the curriculum writing team focused on five main themes to better prepare teachers for rural and regional contexts (experiencing rurality) and to help them be community ready, school ready and classroom ready. The fourth theme focuses on the professional experience component and the various modes that teacher educators can draw from in the before, during and after cycle of preparing pre-service teachers to take up a rural/regional practicum as well as advice for graduates in taking up a rural career.
Outlined below are the themes and accompanying modules and modes to consider.1. Experiencing rurality
2. Community readiness
3. Whole school focus
- Module 3 - Understanding rural teacher identity and teachers' work
- Module 4 - Understanding working with rural and regional communities
- Module 5 - Getting to know rural students' lives
- Module 6 - Professional Experience - Modes - Guest speaker, Remote contact, Simulation and scenario, site visits, Field trips and Practicum