EDFE14022 - Professional Practice 4 (Secondary) - Learning and Teaching in Action

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you are provided with opportunities for full immersion in all aspects of professional practice and critical reflection during a thirty day placement in a secondary school comprising 5 contextual day visits and a 25 day (5 week block) placement. You will take an active role in self-evaluation processes and actively seek constructive feedback to improve their practice and respond to identified learning needs to improve student outcomes during this placement. You will use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) as the basis for monitoring and documenting your professional learning and practice and for the purpose of setting professional learning goals.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite. Students must have completed all coursework in their course of study with the exception of EDED14354 and EDFE14020.

In addition, this unit has co-requisites. Students must be enrolled in both EDED14354 and EDFE14020 in the same term of study as this unit.

Only students enrolled in CC13 and CQ11 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2024

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. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Written Assessment 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 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 34.21% 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.

Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Create and manage a supportive learning environment using well-planned lesson sequences and effective teaching strategies to promote student engagement and learning
  2. Identify opportunities for students to purposefully and safely use ICTs to access, construct and communicate knowledge beyond the immediate environment
  3. Critically reflect on teaching practice, assessment data and information about students to create and implement inclusive learning experiences that cater for the needs of all students
  4. Maintain detailed records that monitor student learning outcomes and meet system reporting requirements
  5. Seek and apply constructive feedback to improve professional practice and student learning outcomes
  6. Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to monitor professional learning and improve practice in response to feedback, self-evaluation and reflection.

Assessment in this unit is consistent with the Professional Experience Reporting Framework in Queensland. Pre-service teachers demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) during the placement for this unit.

Additionally pre-service teachers will complete the written component of the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) task based on their planning and teaching during the placement, which is explicitly aligned with the Professional Experience Reporting Framework.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment
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
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
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 10
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment