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EDFE13033 - Professional Practice 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with Others

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will engage with the school community and key stakeholders in education in a productive way to achieve optimal personal, social and academic outcomes during a twenty five day placement in a secondary school. You will examine and critique theory and skills for effective communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution as applicable to learning environments and teacher-student interactions. The ethical tensions that arise in learning environments and ways of dealing with these dilemmas is also covered. The unit also involves focused observation of learning environments, design and implementation of pedagogical strategies, and evaluation of learning outcomes. Pre-service teachers analyse the nexus between teacher pedagogy and teacher-student dialogue in order to engage students in thinking that involves extension, refinement and meaningful use of knowledge. You will be required to apply knowledge learnt in discipline courses to design and implement learning experiences cognisant of student prior knowledge. To be eligible to pass this unit you will also need to supply evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE). You must pass all assessment tasks to pass this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:- EDFE12043

Only students enrolled in CC13 are permitted to enrol in this unit

Students must have completed all Discipline Teaching Area units within each of their two selected Minors.

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 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

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. Written Assessment 0%
2. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. Portfolio 0%
4. Report 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 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 20.78% 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: Student evaluation
Feedback
There needs to be more explicit links made between unit content and placement requirements.
Recommendation
To make explicit and to reinforce the link between unit content and placement requirements.
Action Taken
Explicit links have been made between the unit content and placement requirements and these links have been reinforced. A further zoom session was conducted prior to the block placement so that all students could engage and reflect on the links between course content and placement requirements.
Source: Evaluation
Feedback
The organisation of learning content is succinct and easy to follow and is very accessible and appropriate for distance style delivery of learning.
Recommendation
Maintain learning content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Evaluation
Feedback
The first assessment was linked well with the ePortolfio.
Recommendation
Maintain the links between the first assessment task and the ePortfolio.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply effective communication skills to engage with key stakeholders in the school community
  2. Design and implement learning experiences for individuals and groups that are engaging and challenging
  3. Assess and report constructively on student learning
  4. Reflect critically on professional practice to develop a personal philosophy of teaching and learning
  5. Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to monitor professional learning and improve professional practice in response to feedback, self-evaluation and reflection
  6. Evidence successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education.

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

4.1 Support student participation

4.2 Manage classroom activities

4.3 Manage challenging behaviour

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Portfolio
4 - Report
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
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Portfolio
4 - Report