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EDF4731

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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3 points, SCA Band 1, 0.0625 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester (Open Learning) 2012 (Open Learning)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rachel Forgasz (On-campus, Clayton); Associate Prof. Jeffrey Dorman (Off-campus, Gippsland)

Synopsis

In this unit, students are encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences in the secondary school context, with a focus on developing their professional knowledge, practice and engagement in line with expected professional standards. This includes knowledge of and demonstration of a professional code of ethics in their relations with students, colleagues, family members and the community. During and after the practicum, students will think about their professional learning and discuss their progressive development with their peers, school supervisors and university mentor in either face to face or online forums. They will develop a practicum folder to document their reflections and to form a record of their developing ability to reach the standards expected of graduating teachers.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, which includes professional experience in schools, students will draw on their developing theoretical and practical understandings of the learning/teaching context in order to:

  • develop and reflect on strategies that demonstrate empathy, positive regard for, and rapport with students;
  • regard all students as capable of learning and demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to equity in their practice;
  • identify the prior knowledge, the learning strengths and weaknesses of students, and other factors which impact on learning;
  • develop and reflect on strategies that acknowledge and cater for diverse cultural, religious and socio-economic factors influencing students.

Fieldwork

EDF4730 Professional experience 1A and EDF4731 Professional experience 1B together require 25 days of placement

Assessment

(1) Satisfactory completion of supervised Practicum Program of between 10 and 15 days to a total of up to 25 days between EDF4730 Professional experience 1A and EDF4731 Professional experience 1B.
(2) Practicum Experience Portfolio Part 1B (equivalent to 1000 words) for EDF4731 Professional experience 1B.
All assessment is Pass Grade Only.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Rachel Forgasz (Clayton, On Module); B McKenzie (Gippsland, Off Module)

Contact hours

Students will be expected to participate in introductory sessions, practicum and debriefing sessions either through face-to-face or online forums.