The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

EDUC3800

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will address intercultural understanding by enabling students to travel abroad to visit schools and/or teacher training situations in appropriate countries. Students will engage in Work Integrated Learning in these situations. Students will develop skills in cultural awareness before they visit the site and will reflect on the growth or otherwise of these understandings when they return. It will directly address the ACARA Australian Curriculum General Capability of Intercultural Understanding and the Sustainability perspective of the Australian curriculum.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2019
  • Semester 2 - 2019

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Develop cultural awareness of designated Study Abroad country including some basic language, literature, history, geography and cultural studies.

2. Visit designated country and participate in activities with students and/or teachers in that country, usually assisting in teaching classes and also meeting and engaging with members of the teaching profession there.

3. Reflect on their experiences in terms of good teaching principles from an Australian perspective but also acknowledging how others may see teaching differently.

4. Reflect on the barriers and supports that influence intercultural understanding.


Content

  • Cultural awareness of designated Study Abroad country including some basic language, literature, history, geography and cultural studies.
  • Visiting designated country and participating in activities with students and/or teachers in that country, usually assisting in teaching classes and also meeting and engaging with members of the teaching profession there.
  • Reflecting on experiences in terms of good teaching principles from an Australian perspective but also acknowledging how others may see differently.
  • Reflecting on the barriers and supports that influence intercultural understanding.

Requisites

To enrol in this course you must meet the Teacher Education Milestone and be active in one of 11715, 12215, 12340, 12366, 12367, 12368, 12369, 12370, 12371, 12372, 12373, 40096, 40105, 40106, 40107, 40108, 40109, 40110 OR 40120 programs.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

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

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016


Assumed knowledge

Minimum of 160 units of undergraduate study


Assessment items

Project: Task 1

Project: Task 2


Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Field Study

Distance 120 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Participation in Study Abroad program - 2 weeks approximately *Fieldwork hours may be subject to change, please refer to your specific course outline.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

*Lecture hours may be subject to change, please refer to your specific course outline

Online Activity

Online 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Online discussion forums and interactive participation, multiple sessions to total 4 hours