In this unit, you will engage in the scholarship of learning and teaching in relation to your own teaching practice. You will be provided with opportunities for immersion in professional practice during a mentored practicum in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that involves a cycle of mentoring and feedback to develop and improve teaching practices. You will take a scholarly approach to inform planning and teaching, as well as critical reflection and evaluation of your teaching practices. The unit requires you to link your teaching practice to the relevant curriculum framework and the need to understand your student cohort. In addition, the unit further develops your ability to work independently, be positively self-critical, actively reflect on current teaching practice in a scholarly manner, and encourages a constructivist approach to problem-solving skills.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
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 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.
|2. Professional Practice Placement||50%|
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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•|