The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6782

Units

30 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will introduce students to approaches for designing Integrated Curriculum that they will implement using multi-level pedagogies during a 40-day block of full time professional experience in a school setting. During their professional experience opportunity, students will demonstrate their attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards and have an opportunity to engage in student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions, as required.

Students will reflect upon, and represent within a teaching portfolio, their professional learning during the program with a particular focus on one of the program’s overall learning themes. 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.


Availability

Not currently offered.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6763 and EDUC6764. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6763 or EDUC6764 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6782.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Construct and implement an integrated unit of work.

2. Engage in critical reflection on their professional practice.

3. Develop a teaching portfolio that demonstrates critical reflection on their professional learning over the entire program, at a level commensurate with graduate teacher standards.

4. Adapt and differentiate curriculum and instruction to personalise the learning for students in their care.

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

6. Critically reflect on one of the program’s learning themes focussing on global education and diversity, innovation and technology, or research and leadership


Content

  • Approaches to Integrating Curriculum.
  • Multi-Level Pedagogies.
  • Frameworks for Reflective Practice.
  • Graduate Teacher Standards.
  • Group Learning.
  • Teaching Portfolios.
  • Revisiting frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.
  • Processes for selecting evidence of attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards.
  • Approaches to designing differentiated curriculum and inclusive teaching methods to personalise the learning for students including indigenous students.
  • Reflecting on the program learning themes: Global education and diversity, innovation and technology, and research and leadership.

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.


Requisite

Students must be active in 40204 Master of Teaching (Secondary) or 40205 Master of Teaching (Primary) to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

Successfully completed 120 units including EDUC6762 or EDUC6772


Assessment items

Portfolio: Newcastle Teaching Performance Assessment (NTPA) - 50%

Report: Professional Experience Report - 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: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

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.