TEACHING PRACTICE C

EDU5TEC

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students undertake a period of 20 days teaching within Years P(F)-4 in Australian schools under the supervision of a qualified teacher. They engage in self-evaluation, reflection, formal and informal discussion and consultation regarding teaching practice and associated skills. Students are expected to produce lesson-plans, which reflect their ability to articulate clear learning intentions, success criteria, procedural steps, reflection of success criteria by the students and appropriate assessment procedures involved in evaluating student learning. Lesson plans should be provided to mentor teachers prior to lessons and other written work and documentation relevant to lessons should be kept as a record of teaching. All students are required to participate in pre-placement learning activities and post-placement debriefing activities. Students must obtain a Working With Children clearance before embarking on teaching practice in Victoria. For placements outside Victoria, local requirements apply.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah-Jane Lord

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in EMTPW - Master of Teaching (P-12).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4TEC

Special conditions Students must obtain a Working With Children clearance before embarking on teaching practice in Victoria. For placements outside Victoria, local requirements apply.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching: making a differenceRecommendedChurchill, R. et al (2nd ed) (2012)MILTON, QLD: JOHN WILEY & SONS
ReadingsLearning to Teach:New times, new PracticeRecommendedLatham,g; Blaise M;Dole S; Faulkner J; Lang J & Maolone KOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS MELBOURNE
ReadingsTeaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle YearsPrescribedSiemon D; Beswickk K; Brady K; Clark J; Faragher R & Warren E (2011)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS MELBOURNE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an appreciation of the professional and ethical issues associated with teaching

Activities:
20 days teaching practicum in schools Observation and written response
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Develop an understanding of the complexity involved in teaching young people in the Early Years P(F)-4 of schooling

Activities:
20 days teaching practicum in schools Observation and written response
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Demonstrate an insight into the appropriateness of planning teaching and learning materials; specifically in regards to the science and technology curriculum.

Activities:
20 days teaching practicum in schools Observation and written response Assessment task 1.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Demonstrate an increasing level of confidence, and personal reflection, on teaching ability.

Activities:
20 days teaching practicum in schools Observation and written response Assessment task 2.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

05. Understand the links between the theory and practice of teaching

Activities:
20 days teaching practicum in schools Observation and written response
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

06. Demonstrate practical skills in literacy assessment

Activities:
20 days teaching practicum in schools Observation and written response Assessment task 2.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Week 36-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah-Jane Lord

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 36 - 49
Three 2.0 hours tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
"Student forums; development of assessment tasks; and administration of students while on placement"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 43 - 49
Six 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 43 to week 49 and delivered via video conference.
"Blackboard Collaborate sessions with students while on placement"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 36 - 36
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."

Placement - Off Site
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 days of fieldwork."

Placement - Off Site Week: 43 - 47
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 days of supervised teaching practice."

WorkShop Week: 36 - 36
One 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Post-placement debriefing."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Series of science lessons using ICT. (4000 words equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Professional Experience tasks. (2500 words equivalent)Students complete a series of tasks while in the classroom and reflect on them after the placement.40 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional PracticeHurdle