In this unit, you will develop practical knowledge of planning, teaching and assessment practices and strategies for establishing, managing and maintaining safe and supportive learning environments in preparation for a four-week block professional experience placement in an educational setting (a school setting for Master of Teaching Primary and Secondary and a kindergarten setting for Master of Teaching Early Childhood). During your placement, you will work under the direct supervision of an experienced teacher and complete the observation, reflection and practical teaching tasks outlined in the Information and Guidelines booklet for Professional Praxis 2. Throughout this unit, you will evaluate approaches to managing challenging behaviours and guiding on-task learning behaviour and apply your understanding of preventative, supportive and corrective management strategies and theories of motivation, relationship building and engagement to design a classroom management plan that supports the safety, inclusion and self-regulation of all learners. You will apply this knowledge during your placement to set learning goals that are responsive to student needs and to plan, teach, modify and assess student learning in lessons and learning sequences. Following the placement, you will evaluate the impact of your planning, teaching and management decisions on student learning and engagement through analysis of artefacts selected from your working portfolio, critical reflection on your teaching practice and feedback received during your placement using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level).
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisite EDFE20034 Professional Praxis 1: Understanding learning contexts
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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.9% response rate.
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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
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
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
4.4 Maintain student safety
4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
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
7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|