TRANSITIONS TO TEACHING

EDU4TT

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject represents a culmination of the student's four-year practicum program. During the practicum period, students focus on planning, teaching and assessing units of work and upon individualizing instruction. Students are expected to assume the role of a full-time teacher, and to demonstrate the ability to work with classes for sustained periods. In addition, particular attention is placed upon the preservice teacher's appraisal of themselves as beginning teachers. As well as assuming major teaching duties during their time in school, students gather ideas and resources to assist in establishing themselves as competent casual relief teachers and/or organising their own classroom in their first year as a teacher. To complement the previous work done in preparation for applying for positions, students will be given the opportunity to develop their interview skills.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU3TL and (EDU3ISL or EDU3MYL)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4FEB

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA guide to teaching practice (5th ed.)RecommendedCohen, L., Marion, L., & Morrison, K. (2004)LONDON: ROUTLEDGE FALMER
ReadingsBecoming a teacher: Knowledge, skills and issues (4th ed.)RecommendedMarsh, Colin J. (2008)AUSTRALIA: PEARSON EDUCATION
ReadingsBecoming an effective teacherRecommendedFetherson, T. (2007)SOUTH MELBOURNE: THOMSON LEARNING
ReadingsBeginning teaching and beyond (3rd ed.)RecommendedBarry, K. & King, L. (2003)TUGGERAH, NSW: SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS
ReadingsEffective teaching strategies lessons from research and practice (6ht ed.)RecommendedKillen, R.(2013)AUSTRALIA: CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsField experience: A guide to reflective teaching (6th ed.)RecommendedPosner, G.J. (2005)BOSTON: PEARSON
ReadingsLearning for Teaching: Teaching for learning (2nd ed.)RecommendedWhitton, D., Sinclair, C.,Barker, K., Nanlohy, P., & Nosworthy, M. (2010)SOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate your knowledge of curriculum statements, policies and content; and a deeper understanding of how children learn.

Activities:
Professional Experience Placement aand evidence of meeting graduate standards for Teachers. Interview Task. Teaching Kit.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Demonstrate your ability to take charge of a class for sustained periods and be capable of planning, organising, implementing and evaluating learning of students

Activities:
Documentation of Professional Experience Placement and evidence of meeting graduate standards for Teachers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Demonstrate your ability to work collaboratively with other members of the profession and engage in discussion of contemporary issues and research to improve professional practice.

Activities:
Documentation of Professional Experience Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Demonstrate your understanding of the Professional Requirements and Legal Responsibilities of Victorian teachers as outlined in the Victorian Institute of Teaching Code of Conduct.

Activities:
Documentation of Professional Experience Placement and evidence of meeting graduate standards for Teachers. Interview Task. Satisfactory completion of online module and quiz for Code of Conduct
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Only open to international students on exchange. Students must gain approval from subject coordinator to enrol.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Seminar
Two 5.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Minimum of 15 days placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay comparing a home country and Australian curriculum.040 01, 04
Documentation of Professional Experience Placement and evidence of meeting home country requrements.Hurdle requirement - 15 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment050 01, 02, 03, 04
Completion of online modules and quiz for Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.010 01, 04
Professional ExperienceHurdle requirement - 15 days of (compulsory) supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment000

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Seminar
One 5.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertaking secondary or middle years Strand have a 20 days placement requirement."

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Interview Task (1750 words)Practise in addressing selection criteria in an interview situation. Students will give and receive feedback as well as reflect on the experience.40 01, 04
Documentation of Professional Experience Placement and evidence of meeting the Graduate standards2000 Words50 01, 02, 03, 04
Completion of online modules and quiz for Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics. (250 words equivalence10 01, 04
Professional experienceHurdle requirement - 15 days of (compulsory) placement for Primary or Primary/Special Education strand and 20 days for Middle years or Secondary Strand - supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertaking secondary or middle years Strand have a 20 days placement requirement."

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Interview Task (1750 words)Practise in addressing selection criteria in an interview situation. Students will give and receive feedback as well as reflect on the experience.40 01, 04
Documentation of Professional Experience Placement and evidence of meeting the Graduate standards2000 Words50 01, 02, 03, 04
Completion of online modules and quiz for Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics. (250 words equivalence10 01, 04
Professional experienceHurdle requirement - 15 days of (compulsory) placement for Primary or Primary/Special Education strand and 20 days for Middle years or Secondary Strand - supervised teaching practice. Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment 01, 02, 03, 04