In Professional Practice 1 you will be introduced to the teaching profession and work-integrated learning in school settings through tutorial workshops and a school placement comprising 20 days of practical experience under the guidance of a supervising teacher. Placements take the form of 5 non-assessable contextual days and 5 assessable day visits throughout the term, followed by a 2-week block period of assessable practice at the end of the term. During the placement, you will apply knowledge gained throughout the first year to practise the skills of planning, teaching, managing the learning environment, and assessing and recording student learning. You will be assessed against the relevant focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers by your supervising teacher/s. You will maintain professional records of your practice in the form of a working portfolio and compile evidence of your demonstration of aspects of the Standards in an e-portfolio. A major emphasis of this course is the development of the disposition for ongoing professional learning through reflection on the professional role and responsibilities of teachers and evaluation of effective teaching practice to improve student learning.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Students must have successfully completed at least three first year units in the Bachelor of Education course in which they are enrolled to be eligible for enrolment in this unit and placement in an educational setting for completion of the practical component.
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).
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|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 Undergraduate 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||0%|
|2. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
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Term 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.89% 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 engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.2 Content selection and organisation
2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.5 Use effective classroom communication
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
4.1 Support student participation
4.2 Manage classroom activities
5.1 Assess student learning
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.4 Interpret student data
6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
In addition, competency elements from the Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) are taught and assessed in this unit and demonstrated through practice in an authentic setting.
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|3 - Portfolio||•||•|
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|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•|
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|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•|