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EDFE12042 - Professional Practice 2 - Classroom Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Professional Practice 2, pre-service teachers extend their professional knowledge and skills through tutorials, workshops and a school placement comprising 10 day visits during the term and a 15-day block placement at the end of the term. Students participate in tutorials to build both theoretical and practical knowledge of the strategies teachers use to create positive, organised classroom environments that support wellbeing, engagement and learning. They analyse the impact of different approaches to classroom management on student learning and apply their understanding of motivation, relationship-building and engagement to plan proactively for the safety, support, inclusion and self-regulation of all learners during the school placement. Students apply knowledge gained from curriculum courses they have studied to plan, implement and evaluate lesson sequences that incorporate a range of teaching strategies and resources with a particular focus on literacy, numeracy and the use of ICTs to improve student outcomes. Students monitor their professional learning through critical reflection and by selecting evidence of their practice that demonstrates focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to add to their e-portfolios.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:- Students must have successfully completed EDFE11038 and EDCU12044 to be eligible for enrolment in this course and placement in a school 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

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2015

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Noosa
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay City
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Work 0%
2. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. Portfolio 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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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24.79% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Unit co-ordinator reflect and student feedback.
Feedback
Focus on student wellbeing.
Recommendation
Check in on student wellbeing through weekly emails and the introduction of weekly Zoom recordings and face to face lecturing sessions.
Action Taken
Every distance lecture and all of my lectures began with a well being focus. It was noted from student feedback that this was appreciated and students were able to apply the knowledge gained in their student, personal and work life.
Source: Student feedback via unit evaluation
Feedback
Numbering of lectures did not match the actual week number.
Recommendation
Ensure the alignment of the lecture number and the actual week shown on the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via unit evaluation
Feedback
Lecture delivery and inclusion of Mindfulness content.
Recommendation
Continue to embed the principles of Mindfulness as part of the content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Interpret observed behaviour to identify possible causes and apply responsive strategies that maintain classroom relationships and engaged learning.
  2. Use system and/ or school policies and knowledge of strategies for managing challenging behaviour and creating safe supportive learning environments to plan proactively for effective classroom management.
  3. Select strategies that facilitate effective classroom interactions, the orderly management of classroom routines and the development of self-regulation.
  4. Plan and implement lessons and learning sequences that promote the engagement and participation of all learners and are responsive to their characteristics, stage of development and social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  5. Reflect on planning, teaching and assessment of student outcomes to improve teaching practice and promote learning and engagement.
  6. Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to monitor professional learning and identify strategies for responding to feedback and self-evaluation to improve practice.

Successful completion of the course Professional Practice 2 – Classroom Management provides opportunities for students to demonstrate aspects of the following specific focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers during the placement component: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1 and 7.2.  Evidence of meeting the standards will be at a level appropriate for students' current progress through the program of study.  Assessment tasks for this course may be included in a portfolio and used as evidence of progress towards demonstrating the standards at Graduate Level and the focus for identifying learning goals

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Group Work
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Work
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Portfolio