PERSONALISED AND ACTIVE LEARNING

EDU1PAL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This is a cornerstone subject in which first year education students develop core knowledge required to learn successfully throughout the course. As such we focus on student learning at university as well as the skills associated with successful academic writing in a range of genres. Students develop foundational understandings about theories associated with learning and teaching. The subject is structured around a compulsory professional experience enabling students to make links between theory and practice. ICT skills are embedded within the subject and utilised in assessment tasks.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the following courses: EBTP - Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), EBTS - Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), EBOCE - Bachelor of Outreach and Community Education, EBTOCE - Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EDU1ITP and EDU1ICT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPracticum Handbook available from LMSPrescribedLTULMS
ReadingsTeaching: making a difference.PrescribedChurchill, R., Ferguson, P., Godinho, S., Johnson, N.,Keddie, A., Letts, Mackay, McGill, Moss, Nagel, Nicholson, Vick.WILEY: QLD (2016)
ReadingsDEECD website: http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.auRecommendedDETDDETD
ReadingsVictorian Institute of Teaching website: http://www.vit.vic.edu.auRecommendedVITVIT

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Select and use a range of ICT options to support their learning and to operate in academic environments

Activities:
Create workbook and web folio, one including an observation blog. Manage submissions through the PebblePad system. Complete skills activities in the LMS.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify and reflect formative life experiences that have influenced the decision to become a teacher

Activities:
Production of reflective web folio in response to tutorial discussion questions, including a plan for self-directed learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Employ a range of coherent and effective communication skills for team work, different audiences and contexts specifically within the field of education

Activities:
Production of an observation blog and portfolio. Undertake small group activities during compulsory five days school placement. Research and preparation of group presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify and use academic writing conventions and high quality sources appropriate for an educational context

Activities:
Research essay, reflective blogs, web folios and Group Presentation activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Reflect on the issues, challenges and the relationship between theory and practice in these contexts, including in socially diverse contexts.

Activities:
Incorporated in tutorial discussions, research essay reading and completion of portfolio of learning (web folio).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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