Learning and Development in Primary Education G (11340.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
A further focus of the unit is to provide evidence based classroom management strategies and skills that will enable participants to create a safe and supportive learning environment. Participants will examine a range of factors influencing behaviour and the building and maintaining of professional relationships, including the role of student and teacher wellbeing, legislative requirements, catering for diversity in the classroom, and the role of peer and societal influences.
Within this unit is a 15 days Professional Experience placement.
Learning outcomesUpon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the physical, social and intellectual development of primary aged children;
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of current theories of student learning;
3. Integrate knowledge of child development with knowledge of student learning;
4. Apply knowledge of child development and learning to the education of all learners;
5. Describe and plan for preventative behaviour management strategies;
6. Describe and plan for corrective behaviour management strategies; and
7. Explain contextual issues impacting on student behaviours and student and teacher wellbeing in educational settings.
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Master of Primary Teaching course.
Students must have passed 11336 Curriculum and Assessment in Primary Education G AND 11349 Positive Learning Environments in Primary Education G.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Karen Oakley|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Cathy Stevens|
Compulsory unit resource: Margetts, K. Woolfolk, A., & Usher, E.L. (2023). Educational Psychology (6th ed.). Pearson Australia.
Free access to an electronic version of the required text will be provided.
Alternatively, you can purchase a copy from the publisher (Pearson)
Additional readings will be made available on Canvas.
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. Where this is not possible, exceptions may be sought from the Faculty Associate Dean Education (ADE). 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
An aggregate grade of 50% is required to pass this Unit. A pass in professional experience placement is also 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.
Workshop: 30 hours
Readings and viewings: 60 hours
Assignment Preparation: 60 hours
Placement: 15 days
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
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.
Successful completion of the professional experience component is critical to success in the whole unit. Refer to assessment (5a) on the Canvas site for further details. Students must make themselves familiar with the processes and policies of professional experience.
Required IT skills
Basic word processing and web searching skills are assumed.
Familiarity with the UC Learn (Canvas) tool and with the online resources provided at the UC Library.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves a 15-day professional experience placement and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Student/teacher confidentiality must always be maintained (see policy), including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (lectures, practicals etc if scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future teaching period.
In order to participate in the professional practicum, you are required to hold a current Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) card. Students are responsible for arranging their own checks through the ACT Office of Regulatory Services. As preservice teachers are not paid for their practicum, the WWVP is free if you register as a volunteer. For preservice teachers undertaking placements in other states or territories, it may be that a Police Check or a Working with Children Check is required. Please see the relevant Government department or registration authority for the jurisdiction you are being placed.
This unit engages with the literature in the field of human learning and development and draws on different prominent theoretical perspectives explaining how learning occurs.
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, please ensure that comments are appropriate.
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.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener and the student's tutor is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).