In this unit, you will focus on the implementation and application of the relevant junior secondary curriculum during a 15 day block placement in a secondary school. Through the design of effective teaching and learning, which uses appropriate content knowledge and teaching strategies, you will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of your curriculum areas. You will apply this understanding of the curriculum framework to your teaching practices. During this professional experience placement, you will take an active role in self-evaluation processes and actively seek constructive feedback to improve your practice. Furthermore, you will be required to respond to identified learning needs to improve student learning outcomes. You will use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) as the basis for monitoring and documenting your professional learning and practice, in addition to setting your own professional learning goals. This effective application of curriculum will be demonstrated as you select and evaluate evidence of your practice in the professional e-portfolio.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Prerequisite:- EDFE11038 plus students must have successfully completed a minimum of two units per Discipline Teaching Area to be eligible to enrol in this unit.
Only students enrolled in CC13 are permitted to enrol in this unit.
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 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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.68% 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:
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 Content selection and organisation
2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
3.5 Use effective classroom communication
4.1 Support student participation
4.2 Manage classroom activities
4.3 Manage challenging behaviour
4.4 Maintain student safety
4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
5.1 Assess student learning
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements
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
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
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|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|