EDFE13027 - Embedded Professional Learning 5 - Internship
Term 1 - 2017

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This unit has been designed to transition the student from `student learning manager' to competent learning manager practitioner. Under the guidance of a work place mentor the student learning manager will demonstrate a high degree of autonomy in the `management' of the learning environment as an independent Learning Manager. The unit focuses on the application and refinement of skills developed in preceding Learning Management units. Students will be work-place ready in their ability to design, implement and evaluate learning programs, which are focused to the achievement of learning outcomes in all learners.


Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Corequisite:- EDFE14018 or EDFE14019. Students must be enrolled in either CU78, CU79, CU82 or CQ11. As part of QCT accreditation, students must have passed all coursework, except FAHE13001 Professional Skills, before undertaking this unit.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).


Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance


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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 100%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Positive comments about the structure of and requirements for the Internship. School visits and student feedback. Continue with structure.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Application of the link between profiling and designing learning experiences
  2. How to profile learners
  3. Knowledge of how to develop the essential mental habits of mind for learning: critical thinking; creative thinking; and self-regulated thinking
  4. Know how to help learners develop positive attitudes and perceptions about classroom climate and classroom tasks
  5. How to create and maintain positive learning environments.

This unit addresses all Learning Management Graduate Standards:

Professional Knowledge
Pedagogy 1
Pedagogy 2
Pedagogy 3
Pedagogy 4
Pedagogy 5
Pedagogy 6
Pedagogy 7
Networks and Partnerships

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Mahara e-portfolio
  • CQUniversity Student Email
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorGreg Wilkes (g.wilkes@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

This placement is a continuous block which is to follow immediately after the completion of EPL4. For Secondary preservice teachers this is a 25 day block and for Early Childhood/Primary preservice teachers this is a 30 day block.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Week 3 20-03-2017

Week 4 27-03-2017

Week 5 03-04-2017

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Week 6 17-04-2017

Week 7 24-04-2017

Week 8 01-05-2017

Week 9 08-05-2017

Week 10 15-05-2017

Week 11 22-05-2017

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

Embedded Professional Learning 5 Internship is an extended placement comprising of:

  • 25 days for BLM undergraduate Secondary students; or
  • 30 days for BLM Early Childhood and Primary undergraduate students in a school or learning site.

The student must complete to a satisfactory level:

1. Self-Reflective Statement.

Students make connections between the theory, practice and process of being a teacher by writing a self-reflective statement against the Standards. Students should reflect on the benefits to the school community as a result of their ability to extend on their demonstration of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Graduate Career Stage).

The mentor teacher reports via:

1. Self-Reflective Statement - Mentor Teacher Feedback.

Intern and Mentor meet to discuss the competed self-reflective statement. Mentor completes verification.

2. Internship Statement of Completion.

At the end of the Internship, Mentor completes Internship Teacher Statement.

E-portfolios demonstrating evidence of the Professional Standards collected during EPL 4&5 will be presented as per campus arrangements. Students will be advised of these arrangements by their relevant Teaching School Co-ordinator.

The details of the placement and reporting requirements can be found in EDFE 13027 Embedded Professional Learning 5 (Internship) Information and Reporting Booklet.

Assessment Due Date The Self-Reflective Statement is due to the Mentor Teacher in week 3 of the placement. The final Mentor Teacher Statement is submitted to the university at the completion of the Internship.
Return Date to Students The internship booklet will be returned to students once signed off by the Mentor Teacher and the University Teaching School Coordinator.
Weighting 100%
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - This is a Pass/Fail (non graded) unit. To pass the unit, Interns must receive a Pass grade as indicated on the Internship Statement of Completion.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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