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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

have completed EDU10715 - Issues in Education OR TCH10001 Professional Experience II OR TCH30002 - Professional Experience III: Transition to the Profession

Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills developed in other Professional Experiences units through a further classroom teaching experience as well as professional development or volunteer work in the wider education community. Students extend their understanding of how schools and teachers work within their communities, and what it means to be an effective and competent teacher.

Unit content

Module 1: Professional Development – where to now? This module requires students to attend online tutorials.

Module 2: Professional Experience This module requires students to undertake a professional experience block. This must be completed during the study period.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 knowledge, respect and understanding of the social, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and how these factors may affect learning
2 knowledge and understanding of students' skills, interests and prior achievements and their impact on learning
3 knowledge of the available professional development opportunities and the importance of personal planning to ongoing professional growth
4 an understanding of the importance of involving parents and caregivers in the educative process and the use of a number of strategies to seek that involvement
5 the capacity to work effectively with external professionals, teachers' aides and community-based personnel to enhance student learning opportunities
6 the capacity to liaise, communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with parents, caregivers, colleagues, industry and the local community. On completion of the professional experience placement students should have achieved the Graduate Teacher Standards.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. knowledge, respect and understanding of the social, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and how these factors may affect learning
    • GA7:
  2. knowledge and understanding of students' skills, interests and prior achievements and their impact on learning
    • GA7:
  3. knowledge of the available professional development opportunities and the importance of personal planning to ongoing professional growth
    • GA5:
  4. an understanding of the importance of involving parents and caregivers in the educative process and the use of a number of strategies to seek that involvement
    • GA6:
  5. the capacity to work effectively with external professionals, teachers' aides and community-based personnel to enhance student learning opportunities
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  6. the capacity to liaise, communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with parents, caregivers, colleagues, industry and the local community. On completion of the professional experience placement students should have achieved the Graduate Teacher Standards.
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.