The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

EDUC3196

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This is an alternative professional experience course that contains a 4 week placement either in an out of area school or an approved educational setting.

This course is focused on consolidating students' knowledge and skills in the areas of professional knowledge and professional practice, with a focus on differentiating for students with individual needs. A key focus is on gathering evidence aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level) to demonstrate a coherent understanding of all elements of the profession, although the emphasis will be on professional practice. This course builds on students experiences with Teach Outreach and the second year 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 this is implemented in an educational setting. Students will have the opportunity to engage in the educational community whilst demonstrating an understanding of the workplace context.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC3195. Students who have successfully completed EDUC3195 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC3196.


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 individual needs and backgrounds (including Indigenous students).

4. Engage in the full life of school or alternative educational setting, including sport, supervision, meetings, exhibitions and any other activities and functions that are applicable to the educational experience.

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


Content

  1. Connections between teacher education, coursework, research and teaching/learning contexts;
  2. Critical pedagogy strategies for responding to students from diverse backgrounds;
  3. Quality Teaching and Assessment - planning and implementing integrated units of work and/or teaching and learning programs;
  4. Engaging collaborative, group and individual learning environments that utilise a variety of teaching and learning strategies including use of technology;
  5. Being a teacher in an educational context to embrace the culture of teaching and learning in the wider educational and/or school community;
  6. Engaging with school and/or educational community;
  7. Professional expectations, responsibilities and ethical conduct;
  8. 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

Students must meet the Teacher Ed Milestone, successfully completed EDUC2196, EDUC2181, two specialist studies methods courses and be active in the B Teaching programs 12368, 12369, 12370, 12371, 12372, 12373, 40107 OR 40108 to enrol in this course.

Students must have successfully completed 180 units of study to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of LANTITE


Assessment items

Report: Professional Experience Report *

Portfolio: e-portfolio *

* 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: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

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:

  • 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.
  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students must attend mandatory lectures that prepare them for the practicum experience. Times and dates of lectures will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Practicum

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