This unit requires you to engage with student data affecting teaching and learning in one of your discipline teaching areas (Secondary) or in the English specialisation (Primary and Early Childhood) for the purposes of improving student learning and educational outcomes. You will plan and implement an action research project, which requires the collection and analysis of data from a 'real world' teaching context. You will construct a project report that documents the collection and analysis of these data, identifies implications for teaching practice in English or your teaching area, makes recommendations for improved student learning outcomes, and indicates how you would modify learning goals and teaching practices to enhance learning outcomes for students. You will engage with literature associated with the specific discipline of teaching and learning issue being investigated. You will also explore ethical considerations when collecting, analysing, evaluating and interpreting student data and discuss strategies for working confidentially and professionally within a values-based context and sharing your findings with colleagues, parents and carers and students to support the educative process.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Co-requisite EDFE20037 Professional Praxis 4: Transition to Teaching
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||50%|
|2. Presentation and Written Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.69% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:
1.2 Understand how students learn
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
3.7 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
7.3 Engage with the parents/carers
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|2 - Presentation and Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•|
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