Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6784

Units

20 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is focused on consolidating students' professional knowledge and practice in a supportive school-based learning environment. A key focus is on the student's 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. A strong focus of the 40 day placement will be on assisting students to articulate how their demonstrated practice meets the graduate AITSL standards, as well as their capacity to plan for ongoing improvement. Directed activities will be used to assist students in individually and collaboratively reporting on the impact of their instruction on their students. These activities will develop an advanced and critical understanding of the standard of teaching and learning required to improve student learning. 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. Students will also be required to submit a portfolio that demonstrates their development over the two years of the program and participate in their PLC to demonstrate productive collaborative advances in their pedagogical understanding and practice.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6774. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6774 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6784.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Construct, implement and evaluate unit/s of work.

2. Engage in critical reflection on their development and learning as an ethical teacher.

3. Use and refine strategies provided by QT Rounds for identifying professional learning strengths and needs, critical analysis, individual and collegial support.

4. Develop strategies for 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, school activities and functions.

6. Demonstrate progress towards the attainment of Graduate Standards through directed electronic portfolio activities.

7. Demonstrate a capacity to carry out analysis of data and communicate findings to a range of stakeholders.


Content

  • Revisiting frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.
  • Teaching Portfolios and processes for selecting evidence of attainment of Graduate Standards.
  • 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.
  • Further development of strategies for implementing Quality Teaching.

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

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) (11715) program.

have completed 120 units


Assumed knowledge

EDUC6773 and one of the following specialist studies courses, depending on your teaching area: EDUC6490, EDUC6445, EDUC6499, EDUC6180, EDUC6552, EDUC6336, EDUC6250, EDUC6243, EDUC6236, EDUC6492, EDUC6493, EDUC6360.


Assessment items

Project: Practitioner Inquiry Project

Portfolio: Teaching Portfolio

Presentation: Portfolio Presentation

Report: Professional Experience Report


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Integrated Learning Session: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

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.