Study of Vocational Education in Schools (10102.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate discipline and professional knowledge in Vocational Education and Training (VET);
2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in advanced pedagogy for the delivery of VET;
3. Identify and work with key aspects of the learning environment that impact on VET learning design; and
4. Analyse and assess aspects of best practice in vocational education in a school setting.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesEnrolment in 327JA or 328JA; or approval from unit convener.
Incompatible units7480 Secondary Teaching Studies 3
Equivalent units7480 Secondary Teaching Studies 3
Assumed knowledgeIndustry qualifications issued by a Registered Training Organisation or work experience in the Vocational Education and Training sector.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Mrs Michaela Vergano
There is no set text for this unit. The required and recommended readings for each week will be accessable through the Canvas site. The assessment items require demonstrated engagement with the relevant readings.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment tasks must be submitted on UCLearn (Canvas) via the appropriate dropbox. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.Assignments must be submitted by the student in a format accessible to the assessor(s) - as stated on the relevant Canvas site. Please do not submit zip files or documents created in 'Pages': Microsoft Word or PDF documents are best. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the tasks may be applied until the student makes their submission accessible.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
Special assessment requirements
A minimum aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
As this is a 6 credit point unit, students can expect to be engaged in the following:
Workshops: 70 hours
Quizzes: 5 hours
Online engagement: 60 hours
Readings and viewings: 100 hours
Assessment preparation: 65 hours
TOTAL: 300 hours
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory
Required IT skills
Artificial intelligence services must not to be used for assessment or assessment preparation by students unless explicitly allowed in the assessment instructions for an assessment task published with the assessment task and/or in the unit outline. That is, an artificial intelligence services may only be used if:
- its use is authorised by the unit convener as part of a specified
assessment task, and
- it is used in the way allowed in the assessment instructions and/or unit outline, and
its use is appropriately referenced, meaning that students must reference the use of AI in their assessment in the same way as they reference other source material.
No additional costs are required in this unit, however students who wish to pursue relevant qualifications in vocational training and assessment (e.g., Certificate IV TAE) should expect to pay external fees.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The knowledge and skills developed in this unit can be applied on your professional experience placements.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Foundation of Unit
Theoretical foundation: The theoretical foundation of this unit is based in a socio-cultural approach to vocational education and training. The learning and assessment items develop research skills in the students and provide opportunities for them to apply their VET and industry knowledge.
Practice and research led education: The teaching staff is made up of teaching and research specialists in the area of Vocational Education and Training. The learning and assessment items develop best practice and research skills in the students and provide opportunities for them to apply these skills to educational contexts.
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