The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC3186

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This is a professional experience course that contains a 4 week placement.

This course is focused on consolidating students' knowledge and skills in the areas of professional knowledge and professional practice, across all key learning areas with a focus on differentiating for students with special needs, through a diversity placement. A key focus is on gathering evidence aligned with the Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership (AITSL) standards to demonstrate a coherent understanding of all elements of the profession, although the emphasis will be on the Standards 3, 4 & 5. This course builds on students' experiences with school visits and the placement undertaken in the previous two years of their teacher education program. It helps students to recognise and understand how coursework/research forms the foundation of high quality teaching and assessment practice by connecting what is studied at university and how that plays out in classrooms and schools. Students will have the opportunity to engage in the wider school community whilst demonstrating a senior understanding of the K-6 classroom context.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC3185. Students who have successfully completed EDUC3185 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC3186.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Implement lessons with a focus on differentiation and/or personalised learning for equity and diversity.

2. Engage in critical reflection on their professional practice.

3. Teach using a range of strategies to accommodate students with special needs and backgrounds (including indigenous students).

4. Engage in the full life of school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions.

5. Demonstrate progress towards the attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards through professional experience.


Content

  1. Being a teacher in school culture and context " the wider school community.
  2. Engaging with community " expectations and responsibilities.
  3. Connections between teacher education, coursework, research and teaching/learning in K-6 contexts.
  4. Strategies for responding to students from diverse backgrounds.
  5. Differentiation, Group and Personalised learning environments.
  6. Quality Teaching and Assessment " planning and implementing integrated units of work.
  7. Frameworks for Reflective Practice.
  8. Engaging students through technology.
  9. Professional conduct and ethics.
  10. Developing and maintaining an e-portfolio.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


Requisites

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

To enrol in this course students must:

- be active in the following programs:

- Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) [12367], or

- Bachelor of Education (Primary) [40106], or

- Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) [40110], and

- have successfully completed 180 units, including EDUC2186, EDUC2748 and EDUC2749.

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

To enrol in this course students must:

- be active in the following programs:

- Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) [12367], or

- Bachelor of Education (Primary) [40106], or

- Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) [40110], and

- have successfully completed 180 units, including EDUC2186, EDUC2748 and EDUC2749.


Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of LANTITE is required prior to enrolling in final Internship/Placement course (https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/)


Assessment items

Report: Professional Experience Report 50% *

Portfolio: E-Portfolio 50% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Lecture: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students must attend 6 one-hour lectures (or 3 two-hour lectures) that contain information directly pertinent to their placement. Check the course Blackboard site for days and times of these must-attend lectures.

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 4 Weeks