The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC4187

Units

30 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is focused on consolidating student's knowledge and skills in the areas of professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement, across all Key Learning Areas with a focus on inclusion and equity. A key focus is on gathering evidence aligned with the Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership (AITSL) standards to demonstrate an advanced understanding of all elements of the profession, although the emphasis will be on assessment and reporting (Elements 4 and 5) and professional engagement (Elements 6 and 7). This course builds on student's experiences with the placements undertaken in the previous three 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 an advanced understanding of the K-6 classroom context.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • 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): EDUC4185. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4185 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC4187.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Construct, implement and evaluate unit/s of work that are responsive to the needs of the school and community.

2. Design and implement authentic learning tasks integrating cross-curricular capabilities.

3. Engage in critical reflection on their development and learning as an ethical teacher in productive professional learning communities.

4. Develop strategies for identifying professional learning strengths and needs, critical reflection, individual and collegial support, engagement with the wider school community and the world beyond the classroom/school.

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

6. Demonstrate the attainment of all Australian Professional Teacher Standards through professional experience and participate in a mock-interview.


Content

  1. Being a teacher in school culture and context the professional and wider school environment
  2. Issues-based curriculum design in action.
  3. Engaging with parents/carers/community expectations and responsibilities.
  4. Quality Teaching and Professional Learning working with colleagues and the community.
  5. Connections between teacher education, coursework, research and teaching/learning in K-6 contexts.
  6. Identifying and addressing professional learning needs
  7. Developing and working in a professional learning community.
  8. Developing and maintaining an online professional identity " the pluses and pitfalls of social media.
  9. Professional conduct and ethics.
  10. Applying for jobs, preparing a CV, addressing criteria and interview skills
  11. Consolidating and presenting 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 you must have successfully completed 270 units including EDUC2186 and EDUC3186, be concurrently enrolled or successfully completed EDUC4748, EDUC4749, EDUC4750 and active in 40106 or 40110 and completed LANTITE milestone. You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed EDUC4185 and EDUC4186.

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 one of the following programs:

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

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

- have successfully completed 270 units, including EDUC2186 and EDUC3186, and

- have completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDUC4748, EDUC4749 and EDUC4750, and

- have successfully completed LANTITE.

Students cannot enrol in this course if they have successfully completed EDUC4185 or EDUC4186.


Assessment items

Report: Professional Experience Report 50% *

Portfolio: eportfoilo (incorporating Teacher Performance Assessment) 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 30 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

50 day full time professional experience component. Compulsory Requirement: Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.