EDUC6784

The Practising Professional: Secondary

20 Units

This course is focused on consolidating students’ professional knowledge and practice in a supportive school-based learning environment. A key focus is on the student’s 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. A strong focus of the 40 day placement will be on assisting students to articulate how their demonstrated practice meets the graduate AITSL standards, as well as their capacity to plan for ongoing improvement. Directed activities will be used to assist students in individually and collaboratively reporting on the impact of their instruction on their students. These activities will develop an advanced and critical understanding of the standard of teaching and learning required to improve student learning. 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. Students will also be required to submit a portfolio that demonstrates their development over the two years of the program and participate in their PLC to demonstrate productive collaborative advances in their pedagogical understanding and practice.

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. Construct, implement and evaluate unit/s of work.
  2. Engage in critical reflection on their development and learning as an ethical teacher.
  3. Use and refine strategies provided by QT Rounds for identifying professional learning strengths and needs, critical analysis, individual and collegial support.
  4. Develop strategies for engagement with the wider school community and the world beyond the classroom/school.
  5. Engage in the full life of school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings, school activities and functions.
  6. Demonstrate progress towards the attainment of Graduate Standards through directed electronic portfolio activities.
  7. Demonstrate a capacity to carry out analysis of data and communicate findings to a range of stakeholders.
Content
  • Revisiting frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.
  • Teaching Portfolios and processes for selecting evidence of attainment of Graduate Standards.
  • 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.
  • Further development of strategies for implementing Quality Teaching.
Requisites
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) (11715) program.
  • have completed 120 units
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6774. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6774 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6784.
Assumed Knowledge EDUC6773 and one of the following specialist studies courses, depending on your teaching area: EDUC6490, EDUC6445, EDUC6499, EDUC6180, EDUC6552, EDUC6336, EDUC6250, EDUC6243, EDUC6236, EDUC6492, EDUC6493, EDUC6360.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Capstone Task 3 - Collaborative Practitioner Inquiry Project
  • Portfolio: Capstone Task 4 - Teaching Portfolio
  • Presentation: Capstone Task 5 - Portfolio Presentation
  • Report: Professional Experience Report

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Online 30 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 days full time professional experience

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 40 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.

Compulsory Requirements
  • General Course Requirements: 1. Integrated Learning Session: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. 2. Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • 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 EDUC67841
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