Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 2 (ECP) (8848.2)
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|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| 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 be able to:
1. Demonstrate the capacity to organise classroom activities and provide clear directions;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of practical approaches to manage challenging behaviour;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant issues and strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning;
4. Apply a range of teaching strategies;
5. Apply a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student engagement; and
6. Demonstrate the capacity to implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.
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 - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
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 24 credit points and 8839 Curriculum Pedagogy and Practice 1 ECP
CorequisitesEnrolment in a Teaching course.
Incompatible unitsThis unit is not open to students who have passed any other Curriculum Pedagogy and Practice 2 unit.
Assumed knowledgeMinimum of 2 content units in a Key Learning Area of the Australian Curriculum.
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The set textbook for this unit is:
Churchill, R., Godinho, S., Johnson, N., Keddie, A., Letts, W., Lowe, J., Mackay, J., McGill, M., Moss, J., Nagel, M., Shaw, K., and Vick, M. (2015) Teaching Making a Difference (3rd ed). Wiley, Australia.
The textbook is available at the Coop bookstore on campus. Other unit readings are available on e-reserve.
For Unit readings and resources in the University of Canberra Library
Link to search page for Unit Readings (print materials)
Link to search page for eReserve (electronic materials)
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Professional experience placement
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.
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.
Lectures = 6 hours
Workshops = 12 hours
Readings and online viewing = 20 hours
Assessment tasks = 30 hours
Professional experience placement = 20 days
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory. 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.
More than two undocumented absences from this unit could result in a fail. In the case of medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death in the family) medical certificates or equivalent documentation will need to be provided.
For those unable to attend the lecture/workshop days because of illness or some other emergency, please note that there will be recordings available on Moodle at the close of the lecture/workshop day.
Required IT skills
ICT skills are required to access the Moodle site and online activities. Submission of assignments and necessary professional experience documentation will be online.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Professional experience is a required activity to receive a grade in this unit. A successful 20 day (BEd), professional placement is requisite for a Pass in this unit.
Please refer to the professional experience section on the Teacher Education Moodle site for full information on the Professional Experience requirements.
Please follow these instructions to ensure your unit convenor remains informed of your progress in your negotiated placement.
1.Fill in the professional experience placement planner in collaboration with your school mentor. (This can be found on the Professional Experience site and on the Moodle site for this unit). Indicate on the planner when your interim and final reports will be completed.
2.Upload your planner, as a draft, to this Moodle site using the dropbox
3.If your proposed schedule for the completion of your interim and final reports changes, please upload a new planner with the new dates
Please note: This unit involves work placements hence it requires strict adherence to professional practice, principles and ethics. School, student, and/or research participant confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items like reports or essays etc.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit convenor is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Moodle Announcements Forum or the Moodle 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 Moodle website (Moodle forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Moodle 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.