This is the first in-school placement for Master of Teaching pre-service teachers. In this unit you will be introduced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to explore and analyse the role of teachers in 21st century society. Through exploring the Professional Standards, you will develop a theoretical and practical application of your ability to plan and teach effectively, manage effectively, assess and record learning and display dispositions of appropriate professional conduct. You will complete a 15 day placement consisting of 5 one day visits culminating in a 2 week block placement in a school under the mentorship of a supervising teacher and complete set tasks for this placement as outlined in the Information and Guidelines for the Supervision of Pre-service Teachers booklet. A major emphasis of this unit is on your development of the disposition for ongoing professional learning through reflection on the professional role and responsibilities of teachers and evaluation of models of effective teaching practice. You will monitor your professional learning through critical reflection and by selecting evidence of your practice that demonstrates focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to begin your professional ePortfolio. The block placement culminates in the completion of a summative report that measures the standard that has been achieved by you through comparing it against the relevant Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) for this stage of your development at the end of your first in-school placement. You must pass all assessment tasks to pass this unit.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the 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 Postgraduate 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 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.71% 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 demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
2.2 Content selection and organisation
2.5 Literacy and Numeracy strategies
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
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
4.4 Maintain student safety
5.1 Assess student learning
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.4 Interpret student data
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
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|7 - Leadership||•||•|
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