PERSONALISED AND ACTIVE LEARNING

EDU1PAL

2015

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 five days school placement 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-ordinatorCatherine Lang

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 (2011)
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 two web folios, 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 communication skills appropriate for 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)
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)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Lang

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Completion of PracticumHurdle Requirement: in order ot pass this subject, students must obtain a pass grade for the practicum component10 03, 04
Task 1 "About me" Webfolio. 1000 word equivalent15 01, 02, 03, 04
Task 2 Essay. 2000 words30 01, 03, 04, 05
Task 3 Group Presentations. 1000 words15 01, 03, 05
Task 4 "My Learning" Webfolio. 3000 words equivalent30 01, 03, 04, 05