EDFE20033 - Graduate Internship
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This is the final professional experience for Graduate Diploma pre-service teachers completed as a 30 day internship in a school context under the supervision of a mentor teacher. An internship provides you with the opportunity to explore your role as a teacher in a context which provides support and mentoring, as well as independence and responsibility through building your self-confidence and self-belief as a teacher. You will build upon your existing skills, enabling you to become an autonomous, reflective, collaborative professional ready to enter the teaching profession through demonstrating the professional, ethical and values-based standards and competencies required of beginning teachers. Completed within the context an “Internship Authorisation” from the Queensland College of Teachers, you will adopt up to but not exceeding 50% of the mentor’s working load and engage in team teaching, reflection and evaluation with the mentor for the remaining 50%. Internship requirements are outlined in the Internship Guidelines Booklet supplied to mentor teachers in schools. You will submit evidence of meeting the professional standards at graduate career stage during your internship through an evidence-based statement that is inclusive of your teaching philosophy uploaded into your ePortfolio. To pass this unit you will also need to supply evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

Details

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

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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 Pass/Fail
2. Portfolio Pass/Fail
3. Online Test Pass/Fail

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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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
Continue to offer the unit as designed. Anecdotal feedback from students. Continue to offer the unit as designed.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Commit to the profession through the acquisition and application of essential professional knowledge
  2. Design, deliver and evaluate effective pedagogical strategies to achieve outcomes
  3. Use reflective practice and engage in ongoing professional renewal
  4. Build and maintain effective networks and partnerships
  5. Evidence successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

Throughout the internship, all focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) which are applicable to the specific context will be demonstrated with evidence. In contexts where specific standards related to students with disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds cannot be demonstrated, assessment for relevant coursework should be added to the e-portfolio as evidence of meeting these standards.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment  
2 - Portfolio  
3 - Online Test        

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research  
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Online Test    

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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 CoordinatorRickie Fisher (r.j.fisher@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 10-07-2017
Week 2 17-07-2017
Week 3 24-07-2017
Week 4 31-07-2017
Week 5 07-08-2017
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017
Week 7 28-08-2017
Week 8 04-09-2017
Week 9 11-09-2017

Ensure you have competed EPL (Stage 2) and the reporting pages have been submitted to verify your completion of the required number of placement days pre-internship.

Week 10 18-09-2017

School Vacation Week 1

Attend Compulsory Residential School

Week 11 25-09-2017

School Vacation Week 2

Plan for Internship

Week 12 02-10-2017

School Term 4 begins

Begin 6 week Internship

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

Residential School Attendance

Each unit in the GDLT has a compulsory Residential School for all students held on the Rockhampton Campus.

Failure to attend the Residential School may result in a grade of Fail for this unit. The dates for the Residential Schools are published in the on-line CQUniversity Handbook.

It is the responsibility of each student to:

  • ensure they are in attendance at each Residential School;
  • organise their own transport to and from Rockhampton for the Residential School; and,
  • organise their own accommodation whilst in Rockhampton for the duration of the Residential School.

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Teaching Internship
Task Description

Teaching Internship

The Internship consists of a 6 week (30 days as 5 days per week) teaching period where the Intern assumes responsibility for managing student learning of up to, but not exceeding 50% regular face-to-face teaching of the Mentor Teacher’s class/es. The Internship is usually conducted in the same classroom the pre-service teacher completed Embedded Professional Learning (Stage 2). The Internship is a guided partnership between an Intern and a Mentor Teacher. The Internship provides a period of sustained professional practice during which Interns can consolidate the link between theory and practice. Interns will build upon their existing skills, enabling them to become autonomous, reflective, collaborative professionals ready to enter the teaching profession. Interns may be required to attend meetings to review their progress in the Internship. Mentor Teachers will also have the opportunity to attend meetings where possible to discuss the progress of their Interns.

Working Portfolio

Interns are required to keep and maintain a Working Portfolio for the duration of the Internship.

Internship Self-reflective Statement (500- 1000 words) (Intern to complete)

At week three of the Internship, the intern will write and submit to their Mentor Teacher a self-reflection statement that provides evidence of how they have demonstrated appropriate progress towards meeting the Professional Standards. The focus should be on identifying what the Intern believes are the outcomes for their students and the school community as a result of the actions within demonstrating the Professional Standards. This self-reflection should be used to direct professional conversations for the remainder of the Internship period between the Intern and their Mentor Teacher.

Graduate Internship Mentor Teacher Feedback (Mentor Teacher to complete)

At week 4, the Intern and the Mentor Teacher will meet to discuss the completed self-reflection statement. The Mentor Teacher will complete the Mentor Teacher Feedback as a result of this conversation.

Graduate Internship Mentor Teacher Statement (Mentor Teacher and Site Coordinator to complete)

At the end of the Internship, the Mentor Teacher completes the Graduate Internship Mentor Teacher Statement in the Graduate Internship Mentor Teacher Guidelines booklet.

The University Internship Coordinator will review the self-reflection, verification statements from the Mentor Teacher and the Professional ePortfolio before completing the final assessment and grading of the Intern.

Assessment Due Date As per the approved EPL Calendar
Return Date to Students The reporting pages will be returned to the pre-service teacher once the University Coordinator has signed the various reports
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Please refer to the Internship Guidelines booklet.

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 Online

Once the Internship is complete, the Internship reporting pages must be uploaded by the Intern through the assignment upload function on the Moodle site for this unit.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Commit to the profession through the acquisition and application of essential professional knowledge

2. Design, deliver and evaluate effective pedagogical strategies to achieve outcomes

3. Use reflective practice and engage in ongoing professional renewal

4. Build and maintain effective networks and partnerships

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title ePortfolio
Task Description

Now that you have completed all placements and coursework, you are at the stage where you can provide the explicit evidence that you have demonstrated the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage.

Therefore, your final task in your Graduate Diploma course is to prepare an ePortfolio populated with evidence of demonstrating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage.

Your ePortfolio should include 8 sections:

Introduction - Who are you and why are you doing this? This section should also include a copy of the Self-Reflective Statement completed by the Intern at Week 3 of the Internship.

Standard 1 - Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 - Know the content and how to teach it

Standard 3 - Plan for and implement effective teaching

Standard 4 - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 5 - Assess and provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 - Engage in professional learning

Standard 7 - Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

You need to include two quality artefacts (evidence) in your ePortfolio per Standard page along with an annotation (no more than 100 words per artefact) which explains how that artefact shows evidence of you demonstrating the Standard. In your response consider how these artefacts provide evidence of how you have made a positive impact on student learning through your approach to teaching and learning within your curriculum learning area drawing upon your expert knowledge and pedagogical approaches relevant to this subject area.

Once complete, you are to share your ePortfolio with your lecturer for viewing through uploading the URL for the ePortfolio on the Moodle site for Assessment Task 3 (See the Assessment Block).

Assessment Due Date Within one week of the completion of the Internship placement
Return Date to Students Within one week of submission.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Ability to select and organise evidence with explicit links to the Professional Standards

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Share your ePortfolio with your lecturer for viewing through uploading the URL of the ePortfolio through the link on the Moodle site for Assessment Task 3 (See the Assessment Block).

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Commit to the profession through the acquisition and application of essential professional knowledge

2. Design, deliver and evaluate effective pedagogical strategies to achieve outcomes

3. Use reflective practice and engage in ongoing professional renewal

4. Build and maintain effective networks and partnerships

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



3 Online Test

Assessment Title LANTITE Result
Task Description

To pass this unit you will also need to supply evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE).

There are two tests that make up the LANTITE: Literacy Test and Numeracy Test. Both tests must be passed.

All students enrolled in an initial teacher education course (either undergraduate or postgraduate) will be expected to sit and pass the tests prior to graduation. As this is an external test to the university, it is the responsibility of each pre-service teacher to ensure they sit (and pass) the two tests prior to the completion of their course as they will not be eligible to graduate until they do so.

Further information, including registration details for the test/s can be accessed via https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Once you have completed the two tests, the requirement for this assessment task in this unit is for you to upload your result file (PDF) into the assessment upload function on Moodle.

This result must indicate that you have demonstrated “Standard Achieved” for both Literacy and Numeracy.

Assessment Due Date Within one week of the completion of the Internship placement
Return Date to Students As this task is pass/fail, there is no return date.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The result for the LANTITE must indicate that you have demonstrated “Standard Achieved” for both Literacy and Numeracy.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Upload your LANTITE result file (PDF) into the assessment upload function on the Moodle site for this task.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Evidence successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility




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