Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6634

Units

20 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will introduce students to approaches for designing Integrated Curriculum, which they will implement using multi-level pedagogies during a 40 day block of full time professional experience in a Primary school setting. Students will also reflect upon and represent, within a teaching portfolio, their professional learning during the program. They will refine their personal philosophy of teaching; explore the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession; and consider their responsibility as participants in local, national and global teaching communities. Through the professional experience component in a primary school setting, they will have the opportunity to refine their capacity to employ effective inclusive teaching practices for personalising and individualising the learning for students in their care. A key focus during this course is on the students' ability to gather evidence to demonstrate their developing capacity across all elements of the graduate Professional Teaching Standards. This course builds on students' experiences with Teach Outreach activities undertaken in schools and the 20 day placement in the first semester of the second year of the Program. During their professional experience opportunity, students will attempt to demonstrate their attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards, and have an opportunity to engage in the full life of the school including student sport, playground supervision, grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions, as required. Students will have the opportunity to engage in professional learning about practice through a collegial professional learning community informed specifically by the NSW Quality Teaching model, known as Quality Teaching Rounds.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6763. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6763 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6634.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Plan, analyse, implement and evaluate integrated units of work and engage in critical reflection on their professional practice and theoretical understandings.

2. Demonstrate inclusive teaching practices through adapting and differentiating curriculum and instruction to personalise the learning for students in their care.

3. Discuss and critically reflect on the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession.

4. Articulate a personal philosophy of teaching.

5. Develop a teaching portfolio that provides evidence of their attainment of graduate teacher standards, and critically reflects upon their professional learning over the entire program.

6. Consider and synthesise their role as professional partners and participants in local, national and global communities.

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


Content

  • Approaches to Integrating Curriculum.
  • Approaches to designing differentiated curriculum and inclusive teaching methods to personalise the learning for students.
  • Multi-Level Pedagogies.
  • Teaching Portfolios.
  • Revisiting frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.
  • Processes for selecting evidence of attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards.
  • Developing a personal Philosophy of Teaching.
  • The legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession.
  • Teachers as professional partners and participants in local, national and global communities.

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 be active in program 11714, have completed 120 units, successfully completed EDUC6762 and successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDUC6748 and EDUC6749, to enrol in this course.

Successfully completed 120 units


Assumed knowledge

EDUC6738, EDUC6739, EDUC6166, EDUC6762, EDUC6744, EDUC6741, EDUC6745, EDUC6746, EDUC6748, EDUC6749


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Integrated Unit of Work

Portfolio: Teaching Portfolio

Presentation: Showcase reflection task

Report: Professional Experience Report *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • 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.