This unit has the dual purpose of preparing you to apply content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge in your area of primary specialisation while enhancing your religious literacy and understanding of both the knowledge components of the Catholic religion and its living components (or “practice”) within broader Catholic communities. You will design teaching and learning experiences that develop general capabilities underpinning the Australian curriculum framework and have a positive impact on students’ understanding of key curriculum concepts in an area of specialisation from your course of study. You will create resources that illustrate exemplary practice in classroom and remote learning contexts and share these resources in a community of practice that replicates the collaborative processes that underpin continuous improvement in the teaching profession. As a pre-service teacher in the Catholic strand of your course, you will collect evidence of your understanding of, and engagement with, the people, places, resources and language of Religious Education in contemporary Catholic school settings. In preparation for employment interviews in the Catholic Education system, you will develop a portfolio that incorporates a personal professional philosophy expressing your understanding of your role in Catholic schools as places of learning and your responsibilities for engagement with faith communities that value and practice social justice principles as a way of expressing and living out Christian beliefs.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Students enrol in this unit concurrently with EDFE14021 so that a context is created for the completion of the practical assessment.
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. Practical Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 7.69% 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:
This unit meets the requirements of the updated Program Standards for Accreditation of initial teacher education courses in Australia. The practical assessment task and the eportfolio task provide opportunities for students to collect evidence of the achievement of all focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level). In addition, this units meets the curriculum requirements for accreditation to teach in Catholic schools and to teach Religious Education in the Catholic system in all Australian Dioceses.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|