Understanding the Rural Professional Context PG (10327.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The unit helps better prepare teachers for rural and regional contexts (experiencing rurality) and to help them be community ready, school ready and classroom ready. By exploring how rurality is socially and culturally constructed, and appreciating the challenges and opportunities of rural contexts, students will be better able to situate their professional practice in rural contexts.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the social construction of rurality and its relationship to professional practice;
2. Articulate the challenges and opportunities of the rural professional context;
3. Critique standardised approaches to professional practice; and
4. Design professional practice that engages meaningfully with rural place.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Philip Roberts|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Philip Roberts|
Texts - there is no set text for this unit. Readings will be provided on the unit Canvas site, including a link to library readings curated for the unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. 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 task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Each task needs to entail a genuine attempt. Overall an aggregate mark of at least 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.
This is a Graduate (G) level unit, engagement reflecting the complexity of a G level unit is expected for satisfactory completion of the unit.
The workload over the semester is assumed to be 150 hours. The assumed engagement is: Workshops 26hrs, Pre-workshop videos/podcasts 6hrs. Pre-workshop readings (7hrs a week) 84hrs. Module posts 14 hrs. Module responses 7hrs. Final Essay 23hrs. Please note, this is based on an assumed IELTS of someone able to teach in Australian schools or practice Nursing in an Australian Clinic, students who would not be able to teach in an Australian school should assume that reading and writing in English will take longer than suggested here.
Inclusion and engagement
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
This unit consists of weekly two hour seminars and one hour of weekly pre-workshop videos/podcasts. Students need to attend class having viewed the video for the module, read the key readings and a selection of supplementary materials. The intention is for a discussion approach to the seminars, they are not lectures. Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is encouraged as failure to do will likely impact understanding and assessment tasks.
Required IT skills
Students will require access to a computer with internet access and word processing capabilities.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The theoretical foundations of this unit conceive of rurality as socially constructed, multiple, and positioned marginally in an implicit comparison to the metropolitan norm. From this position the unit understands professional practice in rural settings to be contextually bound, and distinct to practice in other settings.
Research Led Education
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.