EDSE11024 - Teaching Youth

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Youth is the period between childhood and adult age. Understanding youth is the focus of this unit. This understanding is developed through an opportunity to examine a number of complex issues pertaining to being an adolescent in Australian society. These examinations include an analysis of the role secondary school teachers have on developing effective skills to increase student engagement and achievement in all discipline area. In this unit you will also conduct an examination of your own literacy and numeracy skills and your responsibility to develop your personal skills to improve the outcomes of your future students and professional standing.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton

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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Online Test 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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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.

Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
The format of the Quiz was not consistent.
Recommendation
Unit Coordinator to ensure that settings are consistent in the five Quizzes.
Action Taken
Format was checked to make sure it was consistent
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Further clarification on Referencing
Recommendation
Students are currently referred to the ALC Site for referencing assistance. Unit Coordinator will source a video or more interactive way to teach referencing skills.
Action Taken
Demonstration of Referencing skills was conducted in a Zoom session.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Increase the number of exemplars
Recommendation
A wider range of previous student responses will be made available to students.
Action Taken
Three deidentified exemplars were added to the assessment resource section.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
First assessment to be more applicable to a context
Recommendation
Refocusing of topics within the current assessment task.
Action Taken
Topics were changed to reflect readings more closely.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
More careful editing of Moodle content and Assessment task 2.
Recommendation
Consultation with experts on quiz layout, questioning techniques and editing.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator observation of student feedback
Feedback
Students have expectations of the Zoom and unit content that are not aligned with purpose of content and processes taught.
Recommendation
There needs to be a more comprehensive discussion with students about the purpose of the Zoom teaching space and assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the physical, social and intellectual development of youth
  2. Challenge contemporary thinking about teaching youth
  3. Evaluate personal ethical dilemmas faced by teachers teaching 21st Century youth
  4. Apply personal competence in literacy and numeracy to model effective reading, writing, spelling, oral language and numerate thinking for youth.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:

1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

1.2 Understand how students learn

1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds

2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies

4.1 Support student participation

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test