The Reflective Secondary Teacher

Course code EDUC6773Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course aims to develop the Secondary teacher as critically reflective practitioner. Students will be introduced to frameworks for understanding and interpreting professional practice. They will attempt to demonstrate their attainment of graduate teacher standards during a full time 20 day block of professional experience in a Secondary school setting, negotiated to ensure they will teach each of their subject methods through one-to-one, small group and whole class instruction, 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.

This course has a compulsory full time 20-day placement.

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 be expected to:
1. apply frameworks for understanding and interpreting professional practice;
2. engage in critical reflection on their professional practice;
3. demonstrate their attainment of graduate teacher standards through professional experience;
4. teach their subject methods through one-to-one, small group and whole class instruction; using a variety of strategies and technologies (subject to availability); and
5. engage in the full life of school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions.
Content* Frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.
* Graduate teacher standards.
* Subject teaching methods including one-to-one, small group and whole class instruction; explicit instruction and cooperative learning.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practicum
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: Professional Reflection (2000 words)

Assignment must be passed to pass the course
ReportsAssignment 2: Professional Experience Report (2000 words)

Assignment must be passed to pass the course
Contact HoursLecture: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBy Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS - Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program ComponentCompletion of Other Courses
Course Pre-requisites: A minimum of 80 units of study in Education at 6000 Level, which must include EDUC2101 and an additional 40 units of Specialist Studies, plus EDUC6771 and EDUC6772.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6773