School Placement PG (11360.1)
|Available teaching periods
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Post Graduate Level
| 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:
1. Develop awareness of the range of professional and community organisations and networks that can support ongoing reflection and growth;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for continued professional reflection and the implications for improved students learning;
3. Develop an applied understanding of the use of ICT to engage, deepen and extend teaching and learning;
4. Develop strategies that support effective classroom organisation and safe practices in teaching;
5. Utilise a range of learning theories to design and deliver lessons and units of work that may be suitable for the diverse social and cultural backgrounds and experiences of students;
6. Design, apply and critically evaluate a variety of strategies to support diverse student learning and development;
7. Demonstrate a capacity to work with children and/or young people in an organised educational setting;
8. Demonstrate a capacity to work with colleagues to improve teaching;
9. Demonstrate a capacity to make use of the range of professional and community organisations and networks that can support ongoing reflection and growth; and
10. Demonstrate capacity to evaluate learning and teaching programs and make consistent and comparable judgements in using a range of data (including assessment data to inform teaching and learning) and to report on student learning in the Creative and Performing Arts teaching area.
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesThis unit is for students in the Master of Secondary Teaching who have only one teaching area identified.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Mr Chris Morrissey
|29 July 2024
|Mr Chris Morrissey
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
There is no assessment attached to this 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.
1. Provision of valid documentation 2. Lesson plans
When developing your lesson plans, it is encouraged that you are using your skills in lesson planning and design to create engaging and rich lesson resources. Using materials from commercial sites such as TPT, Twinkl, Sparkle Box etc. is not desirable in this unit. If you adapt resources from commercial sites and sources, please note this in your lesson planning and resource development.
Active and professional participation in Professional Experience.
Inclusion and engagement
Students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or other circumstances should inform their Unit Convener or Inclusion and Welfare as soon as possible so the necessary arrangements can be made.
In this professional experience unit, it is expected that students will participate in a range of school-based activities. In addition to teaching and learning activities during class time, these may include staff meetings, professional learning activities and workshops. These may occur beyond 'normal' school hours.
In event of an absence due to illness or extenuating circumstances, students need to inform the school and the Placement Office in a timely manner and provide appropriate documentation.
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
UC entry-level skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves a professional experience practicum 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. School and students confidentiality must always be maintained including for assessment items such as reports or essays. 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.
Students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) background check(ACT) to undertake a placement for the unit. Students are responsible for arranging their own checks through the ACT Office of Regulatory Services and Service NSW. Note that the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act only applies to the ACT. For students undertaking placements in other states or territories,e.g. NSW, a Working with Children Check is required. Please refer to the professional experience section on the All Teacher Education Students (ATES) site for full information on the Professional Experience requirements.
Students who are in placement units or in school based units are also required to complete an Acceptable use of ICT resources form in order to access ICT resources in an ACT Education Directorate school before undertaking their first placement.
Students are required to complete and submit a 'UC Student Placement Acknowledgement Form' before undertaking their first Professional Experience. A link to this form is available on your canvas site.
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.
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).
This unit involves work-integrated learning with professionals in the sector. There are active researchers convening 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.
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