The Professional Practice of Teaching G (11356.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of key international, national and local education policies and legislative instruments;
2. Critically evaluate sources of professional learning;
3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of strategies for communication and collaboration with other professionals, parents/carers and support personnel; and
4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the relationship between professional learning and improved student learning.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
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 - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesStudents must have passed or be currently enrolled in 11351 Curriculum and Assessment in Secondary Education G.
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Dr David Spillman
A reading list will be provided for this unit. Readings and other stimulus material will be provided on Canvas and are available through the UC library. Students are advised to utilise these and other resources when preparing for tutorials/workshops, online activities and when planning assessment tasks.
For Unit readings and resources in the University of Canberra Library
Link to searchpage for Unit Readings(print materials)
Link to searchpage for eReserve (electronic materials)
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 convenor.
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
Normally an 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.
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 unit comprises one, three-hour workshop weekly for 10 weeks (30 hours)
It is expected that students will spend at least five hours per week reading and engaging with online materials (50 hours).
Preparation for assessment tasks and revision of learning materials may comprise the remaining 70 hours out of a total of 150 hours workload for a 3cp unit.
‘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.'
Required IT skills
UC Entry level skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit focuses on an examination of the purposes and agendas of schooling in the Australian context. Subsequently there is a strong emphasis on considering ways of negotiating a path through the social complexity existing between education policy and professional practice. There is a strong focus on professional self-reflexivity (Spillman, 2019; Stacey, 2011). To assist in this work the unit also offers Indigenous perspective and process from Karulkiyalu Country, NSW, in particular the value in focusing on knowingour stories of connectedness and obligation (Callaghan & Gordon, 2014).
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.