Integrated and differentiated curriculum

Course code EDUC3185Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will introduce students to approaches for designing Integrated Curriculum, which they will implement using multi-level pedagogies during a full time 20 day block of professional experience in a Primary school setting. During their professional experience opportunity, students will attempt to demonstrate their attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards, and have an opportunity to engage in the full life of the school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions, as required.

Professional Experience: This course has a compulsory full time 20 day professional experience component.

The University of Newcastle, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and our education partners in schools and centres require that all students demonstrate a commitment to professional teaching practice by attending and engaging in lectures, tutorials and other activities provided by the university within our Teacher Education programs.

Students’ professional commitment to teaching will be assessed by a 100% attendance requirement at sessions indicated as compulsory in the course outline. These lectures are compulsory because they present information that is critical to successful completion of the placement.

Attendance will be recorded on rolls available at the entrance to lecture theatres and/or tutorial rooms. Students should ensure that they allow sufficient time to be marked as present and provide adequate identification.

Students who arrive late and leave early without prior arrangement with the course coordinator will be deemed to have not completed the attendance requirement. If students leave the activity early and fail to identify themselves a second roll will be taken upon conclusion to the activity.

If a student fails to attend a compulsory session the student is responsible for contacting course coordinator within three (3) working days to request permission to complete a supplementary assessment task. This task will cover the same information that was in the missed session. These tasks will be pass/fail only and will not include written feedback. All replacement tasks are to be submitted at least two weeks before the commencement of the placement. Students who have not complied with any of these requirements will not be provided with a placement.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1. Construct and implement an integrated unit of work.
2. Engage in critical reflection on their professional practice.
3. Demonstrate their attainment of graduate teacher standards.
4. Teach using a range of multi-level pedagogies.
5. Engage in the full life of school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions.
Content* Approaches to Integrating Curriculum.
* Multi-Level Pedagogies.
* Frameworks for Reflective Practice.
* Graduate Teacher Standards.
* Group Learning
Replacing Course(s)EDUC2049, EDUC3142 and EDST3060
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge180 units of study.

MUST include EDUC2185, EDUC1738, EDUC2747, while EDUC3739 and EDUC3745 should be undertaken concurrently or previously.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 3: Professional Experience Report - Pass/Fail (2000 words or equivalent)

Students will complete 20 days (or equivalent) of Professional Experience, including teaching deemed to demonstrate: an acceptable level of attainment against the Graduate Teacher Standards and participate in debriefing sessions with the cooperating teacher.

You must pass this assessment item in order to pass the course.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1: Integrated Unit of Work - Pass/Fail (1000 words or equivalent)

Integrated Unit of Work including higher order thinking.d
Unit of Work assessment items.

You must pass this assessment item in order to pass the course.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 2: Professional Reflection - Pass/Fail (1000 words or equivalent)

Reflection on Unit of Work planning and Professional Experience:

You must pass this assessment item in order to pass the course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) / Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (11216)
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) / Bachelor of Arts (12215)

Child Protection and Privacy

Before commencing the Internship placement, students in this course must: hold a current Child Protection Certificate; sign a confidentiality statement; and undergo a Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentFor program 12216, students must have completed EDUC2185, EDUC2065, EDUC2102, EDUC3075, EDUC2103, EDUC2747, EDUC3745, MATH1900 AND PUBH2020
For program 12215, students must have completed EDUC2185, EDUC2102, EDUC1738, EDUC2103, EDUC2747, ABOR3500 plus 100 credit points of approved program
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC3185