EDFE14022 - Professional Practice 4 (Secondary) - Learning and Teaching in Action
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you are provided with opportunities for full immersion in all aspects of professional practice and critical reflection during a thirty day placement in a secondary school comprising 5 contextual day visits and a 25 day (5 week block) placement. You will take an active role in self-evaluation processes and actively seek constructive feedback to improve their practice and respond to identified learning needs to improve student outcomes during this placement. You will use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) as the basis for monitoring and documenting your professional learning and practice and for the purpose of setting professional learning goals.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite. Students must have completed all coursework in their course of study with the exception of EDED14354 and EDFE14020.

In addition, this unit has co-requisites. Students must be enrolled in both EDED14354 and EDFE14020 in the same term of study as this unit.

Only students enrolled in CC13 and CQ11 are permitted to enrol in 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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Mixed Mode
  • Mackay
  • Noosa
  • 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 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. Professional Practice Placement Pass/Fail
2. Written Assessment 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.

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  • 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

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Create and manage a supportive learning environment using well-planned lesson sequences and effective teaching strategies to promote student engagement and learning
  2. Identify opportunities for students to purposefully and safely use ICTs to access, construct and communicate knowledge beyond the immediate environment
  3. Critically reflect on teaching practice, assessment data and information about students to create and implement inclusive learning experiences that cater for the needs of all students
  4. Maintain detailed records that monitor student learning outcomes and meet system reporting requirements
  5. Seek and apply constructive feedback to improve professional practice and student learning outcomes
  6. Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to monitor professional learning and improve practice in response to feedback, self-evaluation and reflection.

Assessment in this unit is consistent with the Professional Experience Reporting Framework in Queensland. Pre-service teachers demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) during the placement for this unit.

Additionally pre-service teachers will complete the written component of the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) task based on their planning and teaching during the placement, which is explicitly aligned with the Professional Experience Reporting Framework.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence    
7. Cross Cultural Competence    
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment

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 CoordinatorJoanne Dargusch (j.dargusch@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

The Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA)

Professional Practice 4 (25 days)

Week 1

Week 2 17-07-2017

Professional Practice 4 requirements

Week 2

Week 3 24-07-2017

Teacher Registration and Gaining Employment

Week 3

Week 4 31-07-2017

Week 4

Week 5 07-08-2017

Week 5

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Professional Practice 5 (25 days) Week 1

Professional Practice Placement Due Monday (14 Aug 17) 11:45 AM AEST
Week 6 21-08-2017

Week 2

Week 7 28-08-2017

Week 3

Written Assessment - Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment Due Monday (28 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 8 04-09-2017

Week 4

Week 9 11-09-2017

Week 5

Week 10 18-09-2017
Week 11 25-09-2017
Week 12 02-10-2017
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title Professional Practice Placement
Task Description

Professional Practice 4 is the final assessable placement and consists of 5 contextual days and a 25 day continuous, assessable block placement. Professional Practice 4 is designed to provide final year pre-service teachers with the opportunity to demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills and engagement embedded in the focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. at Graduate Career Stage. Pre-service teachers will immerse themselves in the role of a teacher and are expected to build towards continuous teaching by the beginning of week 3.

The Professional Practice 4 Information and Guidelines contains a weekly outline of tasks and requirements.

Working Portfolio

Pre-service teachers are required to keep and maintain a Working Portfolio for the duration of Professional Practice 4. The working portfolio will provide evidence of demonstration of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage.

Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (Recommendations)

Pre-service teachers will be assessed using the Final Professional Experience Reporting Framework by their mentor teacher at the end of the 5 week block. Prior to this, the interim report is to be completed by the supervising teacher at the end of week 3 so as to provide the pre-service teacher with an opportunity to identify strengths and areas for improvement. The interim report should be placed within the working portfolio.

Pre-service teachers are required to upload their final report into the Task 1 assessment link in Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Vacation Week Monday (14-Aug-2017) 11:45 AM AEST
Return Date to Students The final professional experience recommendations report will be signed by the university coordinator and returned to the student in due time.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Pre-service teachers will be assessed using the Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework. A copy of the criteria can be found in the Professional Practice 4 Information and Reporting Guidelines.

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

The final professional experience recommendations report will be uploaded into the assessment link by the pre-service teacher. Ensure that the site coordinator, the mentor teacher and you as the pre-service teacher has signed the report.

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

1. Create and manage a supportive learning environment using well-planned lesson sequences and effective teaching strategies to promote student engagement and learning

2. Identify opportunities for students to purposefully and safely use ICTs to access, construct and communicate knowledge beyond the immediate environment

3. Critically reflect on teaching practice, assessment data and information about students to create and implement inclusive learning experiences that cater for the needs of all students

4. Maintain detailed records that monitor student learning outcomes and meet system reporting requirements

5. Seek and apply constructive feedback to improve professional practice and student learning outcomes

6. Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to monitor professional learning and improve practice in response to feedback, self-evaluation and reflection.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment - Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment
Task Description

During PP4, you will complete the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment to demonstrate your ability to meet the Graduate Teacher Standards and to plan, teach, assess and reflect on your final-year professional practice. The GTPA comprises of the following:

A context statement which describes the learning site where the GTPA was completed and a summary of the unit of work or learning sequence (template will be available on the Moodle site).

Four components which present your teaching, learning and assessment practice over the period of the placement with accompanying evidence (outlined below).

Culminating statement that presents an appraisal and defence of your teaching practice and decision-making, addressing its impact on student learning.

Table of evidence and data used in the GTPA.

Reference list that uses APA 6th.

The four components:

Component 1: Data and evidence - Collecting and interpreting a range of data and evidence to inform your planning and teaching, and establish students' learning needs and current levels of performance. This component will be no more than 1000 words.

Component 2: Planning and Teaching - Aligning curriculum, pedagogy and assessment with a focus on learning. This component will be no more than 1100 words.

Component 3: Feedback and judgement - Providing feedback, assessing and making judgements of student work to inform next steps for teaching and learning. This component will be no more than 1000 words.

Component 4: Standards and moderation - Engage in moderation using achievement standards. This component will be no more than 1000 words.

Culminating statement - 600 words maximum - Synthesise key insight and evidence drawn from your teaching practice and decision-making, addressing its impact on student learning.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (28-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students The GTPA will returned after moderation processes have occurred.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria is aligned to the Australian Professional Standards fro Teachers at Graduate Career Stage.

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

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

3. Critically reflect on teaching practice, assessment data and information about students to create and implement inclusive learning experiences that cater for the needs of all students

5. Seek and apply constructive feedback to improve professional practice and student learning outcomes

6. Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to monitor professional learning and improve practice in response to feedback, self-evaluation and reflection.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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