EDUC6634

The Practising Professional: Primary

20 Units

This course will introduce students to approaches for designing Integrated Curriculum, which they will implement using multi-level pedagogies during a 40 day block of full time professional experience in a Primary school setting. Students will also reflect upon and represent, within a teaching portfolio, their professional learning during the program. They will refine their personal philosophy of teaching; explore the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession; and consider their responsibility as participants in local, national and global teaching communities. Through the professional experience component in a primary school setting, they will have the opportunity to refine their capacity to employ effective inclusive teaching practices for personalising and individualising the learning for students in their care. A key focus during this course is on the students’ ability to gather evidence to demonstrate their developing capacity across all elements of the graduate Professional Teaching Standards. This course builds on students’ experiences with Teach Outreach activities undertaken in schools and the 20 day placement in the first semester of the second year of the Program. During their professional experience opportunity, students will attempt to demonstrate their attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards, and have an opportunity to engage in the full life of the school including student sport, playground supervision, grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions, as required. Students will have the opportunity to engage in professional learning about practice through a collegial professional learning community informed specifically by the NSW Quality Teaching model, known as Quality Teaching Rounds.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2017, 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Plan, analyse, implement and evaluate integrated units of work and engage in critical reflection on their professional practice and theoretical understandings.
  2. Demonstrate inclusive teaching practices through adapting and differentiating curriculum and instruction to personalise the learning for students in their care.
  3. Discuss and critically reflect on the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession.
  4. Articulate a personal philosophy of teaching.
  5. Develop a teaching portfolio that provides evidence of their attainment of graduate teacher standards, and critically reflects upon their professional learning over the entire program.
  6. Consider and synthesise their role as professional partners and participants in local, national and global communities.
  7. Engage in the full life of school including student sport, playground supervision, grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions.
Content
  • Approaches to Integrating Curriculum.
  • Approaches to designing differentiated curriculum and inclusive teaching methods to personalise the learning for students.
  • Multi-Level Pedagogies.
  • Teaching Portfolios.
  • Revisiting frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.
  • Processes for selecting evidence of attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards.
  • Developing a personal Philosophy of Teaching.
  • The legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession.
  • Teachers as professional partners and participants in local, national and global communities.
Requisites
  • Students must be active in program 11714, have completed 120 units, successfully completed EDUC6762 and successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDUC6748 and EDUC6749, to enrol in this course.
  • Successfully completed 120 units
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6763. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6763 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6634.
Assumed Knowledge EDUC6738, EDUC6739, EDUC6166, EDUC6762, EDUC6744, EDUC6741, EDUC6745, EDUC6746, EDUC6748, EDUC6749
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Integrated Unit of Work
  • Portfolio: Teaching Portfolio
  • Presentation: Showcase reflection task
  • Report: Professional Experience Report *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 20 hour(s) per Term
Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the practicum experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 8 Weeks
40 day full time professional experience component

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 40 hour(s) per Term

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Pre-Placement Requirements: 1. Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training. 2. Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training. 3. Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC66341
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