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EDUC6773

The Reflective Secondary Teacher

10 Units

This course aims to develop the Secondary teacher as critically reflective practitioner. Students will be introduced to frameworks for understanding and interpreting professional practice. They will attempt to demonstrate their attainment of graduate teacher standards during a full time 20 day block of professional experience in a Secondary school setting, negotiated to ensure they will teach each of their subject methods through one-to-one, small group and whole class instruction, and have an opportunity to engage in the full life of the school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions, as required. This course has a compulsory full time 20-day placement. The University of Newcastle, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and our education partners in schools and centres require that all students demonstrate a commitment to professional teaching practice by attending and engaging in lectures, tutorials and other activities provided by the university within our Teacher Education programs. Students’ professional commitment to teaching will be assessed by a 100% attendance requirement at sessions indicated as compulsory in the course outline. These lectures are compulsory because they present information that is critical to successful completion of the placement. Attendance will be recorded on rolls available at the entrance to lecture theatres and/or tutorial rooms. Students should ensure that they allow sufficient time to be marked as present and provide adequate identification. Students who arrive late and leave early without prior arrangement with the course coordinator will be deemed to have not completed the attendance requirement. If students leave the activity early and fail to identify themselves a second roll will be taken upon conclusion to the activity. If a student fails to attend a compulsory session the student is responsible for contacting course coordinator within three (3) working days to request permission to complete a supplementary assessment task. This task will cover the same information that was in the missed session. These tasks will be pass/fail only and will not include written feedback. All replacement tasks are to be submitted at least two weeks before the commencement of the placement. Students who have not complied with any of these requirements will not be provided with a placement.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

  1. apply frameworks for understanding and interpreting professional practice;
  2. engage in critical reflection on their professional practice;
  3. demonstrate their attainment of graduate teacher standards through professional experience;
  4. teach their subject methods through one-to-one, small group and whole class instruction; using a variety of strategies and technologies (subject to availability); and
  5. engage in the full life of school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions.
Content
  • Frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.

  • Graduate teacher standards.

  • Subject teaching methods including one-to-one, small group and whole class instruction; explicit instruction and cooperative learning.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 1
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Practicum
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 1: Professional Reflection (2000 words) Assignment must be passed to pass the course
  • Reports - Assignment 2: Professional Experience Report (2000 words) Assignment must be passed to pass the course
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6773

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