Reflections on Community Practice (9103.4)
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|Faculty Of Education
|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 and apply appropriate practices in specialised area of study;
2. Reflect on and analyse the various approaches to professional practice; and
3. Formulate a working framework to evaluate innovative and /or good practice for the specialised area of counselling studies or community development.
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 - 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 - 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
PrerequisitesMust have achieved 48 credit points in undergraduate study.
Incompatible units6855 Innovative Applications of Practice.
Equivalent units6855 Innovative Applications of Practice.
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There is no one text set for this Unit. By third year you should be resourceful and sufficiently adept at finding your own resources – the required readings for tutorials will come from a variety of sources, will be noted on lecture/tutorial slides and can be accessed via Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Submission of assessment items
The first page of each assessment submission should, however, include the following information:
- Student ID:
- Assessment Name:
- Date of Submission:
- Word Count
Drafts will not be accepted as all assessment tasks will be fully discussed and considered in class.
Assessment items 1 and 2 must be uploaded to UCLearn Canvas, no later than 11:55pm on the date due, unless otherwise negotiated in class.
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 mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Supplementary assessment will be offered to students who have failed a single unit in their final semester with a final mark between 45-49% and the unit is required for course completion. Refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
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.
Responsibility for Understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit Convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Regular attendance at all the lecture/workshops is expected in this on-campus unit. Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Proficient use of general IT skills and Canvas is required.
No specific in-unit costs are applicable.
Work placement, internships or practicums
While no placement is involved in this unit, skills acquired will be directly related to workplace activities in your future career. Should you approach organisations or individuals for the purpose of gathering information appropriate to your assignments adherence of professional practice, principles and ethics must be observed. Participant confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items like reports or essays.
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 (Canvas 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.
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).