Integrated Curriculum

Course code EDUC6763Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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 25 day block of full time 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 25 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 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity 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; and
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)EDUC6706
TransitionStudents who have completed successfully both EDUC6706 and EDUC6707 will be deemed to have completed EDUC6763 successfully. Students who have not successfully completed either EDUC6706 or EDUC6707 by the end of 2009 must enrol in EDUC6763.
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practicum
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 3 - Professional Experience Report - pass/fail - 50% - 2000 words

Students will complete 25 days of full time 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.

An ungraded pass will be awarded when the Professional Experience component is passed and an overall pass is achieved for the Professional Reflection and Integrated Unit of Work assessment items.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1 - Integrated Unit of Work - pass/fail - 25% - 1000 words

Integrated Unit of Work including higher order thinking.

An ungraded pass will be awarded when the Professional Experience component is passed and an overall pass is achieved for the Professional Reflection and Integrated Unit of Work assessment items.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 2: - Professional Reflection - pass/fail - 25% - 1000 words

Reflection on unit of work planning and professional experience.

An ungraded pass will be awarded when the Professional Experience component is passed and an overall pass is achieved for the Professional Reflection and Integrated Unit of Work assessment items.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBy Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the: Master of Teaching (Primary)
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS - Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS - Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentCompletion of Other Courses: Course Pre-requisites: EDUC6761, EDUC6739, EDUC6744, EDUC6738, EDUC6745, EDUC6746 and EDUC6762 should be completed prior to enrolment in EDUC6763
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6763