EDFE13034 - Internship - Engagement with Catholic School Communities
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, Interns in Catholic school settings participate in all aspects of teaching, learning and engagement with the school community during a sustained period of professional practice. You will take an active role in all aspects of the professional work of teachers while enhancing your religious literacy and understanding of both the knowledge components of the Catholic religion and its living components (or “practice”) within broader Catholic communities. In your role as an intern, you will collect evidence of your understanding of, and engagement with, the people, places, resources and language of Religious Education in contemporary Catholic school settings. You will develop a personal professional philosophy that expresses an understanding of your role in Catholic schools as places of learning and your responsibilities for engagement with faith communities that value and practice social justice principles as a way of expressing and living out Christian beliefs. The internship is designed as a guided partnership between you (the intern) and a mentor teacher. This placement supports your transition from pre-service teacher to an autonomous, collaborative, reflective educator who can consistently demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions described in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) and a secure understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teachers in the Catholic Education system.

Details

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

Students enrol in this unit concurrently with EDFE14021 to complete the block placements over a continuous 10 week period.

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

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. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
2. Professional Practice Placement Pass/Fail
3. Portfolio Pass/Fail
4. Report 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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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

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Interpret and evaluate local documents and different approaches to teaching religion in contemporary Catholic schools.
  2. Engage in the teacher’s professional role to reflect on the relationships, roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in defining the nature and purpose of religious education in Catholic schools.
  3. Participate in professional teams to contribute to effective teaching, positive learning environments and improved student outcomes.
  4. Reflect on practice to validate a personal professional philosophy of teaching and identify goals for ongoing professional learning.
  5. Produce evidence demonstrating impact of teaching practice on student learning outcomes in the form of an e-portfolio that addresses all focus areas of the Standards.

Learning outcomes explicitly align with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level) and the knowledge base required for accreditation to teach in a Catholic school.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Written Assessment    
2 - Professional Practice Placement    
3 - Portfolio    
4 - Report            

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 CoordinatorKerry Aprile (K.Aprile@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

Topic 1: Catholic School Identity

Topic 2: Catholic pedagogy - witness, specialist, moderator

Topic 3: Enhancing Catholic School Identity Project

  • Post critical belief scale
  • The Melbourne scale
  • The Victoria scale
  • Recontextualisation

Please note that teaching for this course is delivered through an intensive and through scheduled zoom sessions arranged at Catholic school sites in the Rockhampton Diocese.

Topics listed in Week 1 will be introduced in the intensive and revisited during sessions throughout the Internship period arranged by the lecturer for this unit.

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
Week 10 18-09-2017
Written Assessment Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 AM AEST
Professional Practice Placement Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
ePortfolio Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017
Week 12 02-10-2017
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

This unit is delivered through an Intensive mode according to the schedule provided by the unit coordinator.

Additional sessions will be conducted on-site at host Catholic schools in the Rockhamtpon Diocese. These sessions will be delivered via zoom by the unit lecturer and participation will be arranged through negotiation with supervising teachers / mentors of Interns in the Catholic Education strand.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Part A: Throughout the period of the Internship, collect artefacts or evidence that show your understanding of the nature of Catholic schools as particular places of learning. You may include photographs, observation notes on liturgies, school / community practices or other relevant experiences, records of interviews or discussions with key staff involved in religious education (e.g. the APRE), extracts from school mission statements, etc.

The final portfolio should be organised into a format suitable for submission in electronic form. (Please note that further details about the portfolio will be provided during the intensive for this unit and zoom sessions scheduled throughout the Internship period as arranged with key personnel at the school site.)

The selection of artefacts in your portfolio should identify the role and responsibilities of different people who are involved in effective religious education in Catholic schools and that characterise the purpose of Catholic education in Rockhampton Diocese as outlined in the Diocesan Learning Framework. These artefacts should show knowledge of local documents related to teaching religion as well as visible evidence (e.g. images, icons, school mission statements, etc) of the ways in which the nature and purpose of religious education is enacted at your school site.

Part B: Using your experience of working as an Intern in a contemporary Catholic school, write a critical reflection that encompasses a personal professional philosophy on your role as a teacher within the Catholic Education system. The reflection must refer to the artefacts you have collected in your portfolio of evidence and respond to the question posed by Maurice Ryan (1997, p.2) in Foundations of religious education in Catholic schools: “Is the (Catholic) school meant to be a place of nurture for people in the Christian faith, or is it meant to teach an understanding of Christianity in particular and religion in general?” This reflection should be no more than 750 words.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 AM AEST
The written assessment is due one week after completion of the Internship. The Week 10 date provided is consistent with the scheduled date for completion on the 2017 Professional Practice Calendar
Return Date to Students Feedback on this task will be returned to students following moderation and in line with the university policy on certification of grades.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Understanding of teachers’ professional roles in achieving the purposes of Catholic education

Knowledge of human, physical and information resources and networks that support teachers’ professional learning and contribute to improved teaching practice and engagement with Catholic school communities

Critical reflection on the ethical, institutional, collegial and community responsibilities of teachers in the Catholic schooling system

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Upload the portfolio and reflection through the link for Assessment Task 1 on the unit moodle site no later than one week after completion of the Internship..

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

1. Interpret and evaluate local documents and different approaches to teaching religion in contemporary Catholic schools.

2. Engage in the teacher’s professional role to reflect on the relationships, roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in defining the nature and purpose of religious education in Catholic schools.

4. Reflect on practice to validate a personal professional philosophy of teaching and identify goals for ongoing professional learning.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title Professional Practice Placement
Task Description

Task Description

Professional Practice 5 comprises a 5 week (25 day) continuous internship completed under an “Internship Authorisation” issued by the Queensland College of Teachers. Throughout the placement, negotiate with the Supervising Teacher to adopt up to but not exceeding 50% of the teaching load for his/her allocated class and engage in co-planning, team teaching, assisting, observing and other professional experiences for the remaining 50% of the placement.

Self-Reflective Statement

Using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) as a guide for meeting the professional responsibilities of an effective educator, submit evidence of the impact of your practice on student outcomes and the school community in the form of a self reflective statement (maximum 1000 words) to your supervising teacher / mentor in Week 3 of the Internship.

(The statement may integrate self reflection on your role and responsibilities within the Catholic Education system that you are developing for Assessment Task 1 for this unit, but must also include reflection on classroom practice and your professional role by making explicit links to all aspects of Professional Knowledge, Professional practice and professional Engagement as outlined in the Standards.)

Verification of Practice

The supervising teacher / mentor will verify the self-reflective statement using the verification form in the Internship Guidelines booklet by the end of Week 4. An electronic copy of the Verification form will be provided to the Supervising Teacher.

At the end of the Internship, the Supervising Teacher will complete the Internship Statement. An electronic copy of the Internship Statement of Completion will be provided to the Supervising Teacher. Full details of the placement are outlined in the Information and Guidelines Booklet for Professional Practice 5.

Submission of evidence of Completion

Interns are responsible for ensuring that the Self Reflective Statement, the Verification Form and the Internship Statement of Completion are signed by the Supervising Teacher and are uploaded using the link for Assessment Task 2 in the moodle site for this unit.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Signed forms shoul;d be uploaded no later than one week after the completion of the Internship.
Return Date to Students Signed copies of the reporting documentation will be returned to students after finalisation of teh placement.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria are outlined in detail in the Professional Practice 5 Internship Information and Guidelines booklet.

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

Upload all signed forms through the link for Assessment Task 2 on the moodle site for this unit.

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

2. Engage in the teacher’s professional role to reflect on the relationships, roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in defining the nature and purpose of religious education in Catholic schools.

3. Participate in professional teams to contribute to effective teaching, positive learning environments and improved student outcomes.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Portfolio

Assessment Title ePortfolio
Task Description

Prepare a final ePortfolio that demonstrates evidence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage). The ePortfolio should address all focus area of the Standards and should be a carefully considered selection of key materials and examples directly related to demonstrating the practical application of the Standards and the impact of your practice on student learning and engagement

The ePortfolio will be created using iTunesU and will be either presented on campus (internal students) or uploaded into the assessment task 2 Moodle link (distance students).

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Procedures for on campus presentations will be advised by the campus University Coordinator. All students should upload username and access details for veiwing the eportfolio.
Return Date to Students Feedback will be provided following the submission / presentation of the eportfolio.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Knowledge of the purpose of Standards frameworks for critical reflection on practice and improved outcomes for student learning

Knowledge and understanding of the professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement domains of the APST (Graduate level)

Selection of evidence that demonstrates impact of teaching practice on student learning and engagement

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

Procedures for on campus presentations will be advised by the campus University Coordinator. All students should upload username and access details for veiwing the eportfolio through the link for Assessment Task 3 on the moodle site for this unit.

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

2. Engage in the teacher’s professional role to reflect on the relationships, roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in defining the nature and purpose of religious education in Catholic schools.

5. Produce evidence demonstrating impact of teaching practice on student learning outcomes in the form of an e-portfolio that addresses all focus areas of the Standards.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Report

Assessment Title Report
Task Description

To receive a final grade of Pass for this unit, you must supply evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE).

This will require you to upload your result file (PDF) into the assessment upload function on Moodle for this task. This result must indicate that you have demonstrated “Standard Achieved” for both Literacy and Numeracy.

Assessment Due Date On completion of the Internship and or following receipt of results for LANTITE.
Return Date to Students A return date is not applicable for this task.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Demonstration of personal and professional literacy and numeracy for teaching.

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

Upload a copy of your result of LANTITE through the link for Assessment Task 4 on the moodle site for this unit.

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

5. Produce evidence demonstrating impact of teaching practice on student learning outcomes in the form of an e-portfolio that addresses all focus areas of the Standards.

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

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy




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