In Professional Practice 3 (Catholic School Placement), you will prepare for and complete an assessable professional experience placement in a Catholic school as a required component of your acceptance into the Catholic Education strand of your course. You will participate in tutorials, practical workshops and your school placement which comprises a two-week contextual block from the commencement of the school year, 10 single day visits and a 15-day continuous block. Your learning in this unit is designed around two integrated modules. In the first module, you will enhance your ability to design, adapt, implement and assess teaching sequences that cater for the diverse needs of learners in mainstream classrooms. You will develop knowledge of the purposes of using assessment for learning and practices for interpreting student data that inform differentiation practices. In addition, you will learn and apply teaching practices for setting learning goals, modifying lessons plans and learning sequences, adapting pedagogical approaches and using feedback techniques that are responsive to students’ learning needs. In the second module of this unit, you will build your knowledge and understanding of the particular strategies, rituals, traditions and resources that characterise the Christian belief practices of Catholic school communities. You will use this knowledge to reflect on the responsibilities of teachers within the Catholic schooling system and the nature of partnerships with parents / carers and the school community in supporting engagement and participation in the important personal and communal faith rituals of the Catholic tradition.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Students must have successfully completed EDFE12042 or EDFE11039 or equivalent 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).
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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. Practical Assessment||0%|
|3. 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 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 7.14% 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
2.1 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
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
3.7 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
4.1 Support student participation
4.2 Manage classroom activities
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
5.5 Report on student achievement
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
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
Outcomes combine these standards with the knowledge and understanding required to be eligible for accreditation to teach in a Catholic school.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Practical Assessment||•||•|
|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Portfolio||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•|