OLTC20007 - Teaching Practice, Scholarship and Reflection in Vocational Education

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:  OLTC20005

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 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online

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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 50%
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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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.

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
Unit is clear and concise
Recommendation
Ensure that any additional materials added to the unit are clear and concise.
Action Taken
Additional materials were checked for clarity and conciseness.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Information about organising research notes would have been useful early in the unit.
Recommendation
Embed information about organising research notes earlier in the unit materials so that it supports initial research.
Action Taken
Added research notes earlier in the unit materials.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The student/mentor relationship was viewed as highly beneficial - the opportunity to review their teaching skills was seen by students as particularly valuable.
Recommendation
Retain the student/mentor relationship as a cornerstone of the unit.
Action Taken
Retained the student/mentor relationship as a cornerstone of the unit.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Ensure that templates and resources are easily located.
Recommendation
Review and improve the organisation of the Moodle site to ensure materials are easily located.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 teaching sequences, effective teaching strategies and resources to promote student engagement and learning
  2. Critically reflect on teaching practice and information about students to create and implement inclusive learning experiences
  3. Seek and apply constructive feedback to improve professional practice and student learning outcomes
  4. Use defined criteria to monitor professional learning and improve practice in response to feedback, self-evaluation and critical reflection.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Professional Practice Placement