Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Science) (8844.2)
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|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit provides a basis for professional decision-making in classroom practice in the nominated curriculum area teaching years 7-12. The focus of the minimum 15 days of supervised professional experience is to grow as a responsible teacher with an emphasis on planning and student interaction.
The unit will investigate key principles for ethics and conduct in teaching, relevant legislative, administrative and organisational frameworks, and approaches to working with mentors and supervisors.
This unit may be co-taught with Secondary Teaching Studies G1 in the nominated teaching area.
Learning outcomes1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area;
2. organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence;
3. plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies;
4. demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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
PrerequisitesCompletion of 12 credit points
CorequisitesEnrolment in a Teaching course.
Incompatible unitsThis unit is not open to students who have passed any other Curriculum Pedagogy and Practice 1 unit.
Assumed knowledgeMinimum of 2 content units in the KLA related to the STS 1 discipline being studied.
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Killen, R. (2016). Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from research and practice (7th ed.). South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.
Other required readings will be available on Moodle.
Breakdown of hours
75 hours - professional experience
18 hours - workshops on campus
27 hours - workshop preparation
30 hours - assessment preparation
Successful completion of the professional experience placement is critical to success in the whole unit. Students must make themselves familiar with the processes and policies of professional experience available on the All Teacher Education Moodle site.
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. 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 semester.
Required IT skills
Basic computer skills are expected.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves teaching in a school setting and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) background check to undertake the observation tasks for this unit. Students are responsible for arranging their own checks through the ACT Office of Regulatory Services (pre-service teachers are volunteers in schools, and therefore their WWVP is free): https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804
Please follow these instructions to ensure your Unit Convenor remains informed of your progress in your negotiated placement:
- Fill in the Professional Experience Placement Planner in collaboration with your school mentor. (This can be found on the CPP1 Moodle site and the All Teacher Education Moodle site). Indicate on the planner when your Interim and Final Report will be completed;
- Upload your Planner, as a draft, to this Moodle site using the drop-box;
- If your proposed schedule for the completion of your interim and Final Report changes, please upload a new Planner with the new dates.
This unit involves work placements hence it requires strict adherence to professional practice and principles and ethics. School, student, and/or research participant confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items like reports or essays etc.