In this unit, Interns in Catholic school settings participate in all aspects of teaching, learning and engagement with the school community during a sustained period of professional practice. You will take an active role in all aspects of the professional work of teachers 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. In your role as an intern, 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. You will develop a personal professional philosophy that expresses an 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. The internship is designed as a guided partnership between you (the intern) and a mentor teacher. This placement supports your transition from pre-service teacher to an autonomous, collaborative, reflective educator who can consistently demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions described in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) and a secure understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teachers in the Catholic Education system.
|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 to complete the block placements over a continuous 10 week period.
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 - 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:
Throughout the internship, all focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate career stage) which are applicable to the specific context, will be demonstrated with evidence. In contexts where specific standards related to students with disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds cannot be demonstrated, assessment for relevant coursework should be added to the ePortfolio as evidence of meeting these standards.In addition, this unit meets the curriculum requirements for accreditation to teach and, to teach religious education in Catholic schools.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•|
|3 - 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||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•|