EDFE14020 - Professional Practice 5 - The Internship
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In Professional Practice 5 (the Internship), you will consolidate your professional knowledge and skills by working as a member of a teaching team during a sustained period of professional practice. The internship is designed as a guided partnership between you and a mentor teacher and supports the transition of you as a pre-service teacher into an autonomous, collaborative, reflective educator who demonstrates the knowledge, skills and dispositions described in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage). You will take an active role in all aspects of the professional work of teachers and use the standards to evaluate your practice, develop a personal professional philosophy of teaching and identify professional learning needs and 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

Co-requisite:- Students must be enrolled in both EDFE14021 (for CC12 & CC14) or EDFE14022 (for CC13) and EDED14354 in the same term of study as 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. Portfolio Pass/Fail
3. 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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  • 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
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Participate in professional teams to contribute to effective teaching, positive learning environments and improved student outcomes
  2. Engage in all aspects of the teacher’s professional role to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at graduate level
  3. Critically reflect on practice to validate a personal professional philosophy of teaching and identify goals for ongoing professional learning
  4. Produce evidence demonstrating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in the form of an e-portfolio
  5. Evidence successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy test for Initial Teacher Education

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 - Professional Practice Placement  
2 - Portfolio        
3 - 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 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio        
3 - Report        

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • iTunes account
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 CoordinatorAngelina Ambrosetti (a.ambrosetti@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

Professional Practice 4 (25 days)

Week 1

Week 2 17-07-2017

Week 2

Week 3 24-07-2017

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)

Internship week 1

Week 6 21-08-2017

Internship week 2

Week 7 28-08-2017

Internship week 3

Self-reflective statement completed

Week 8 04-09-2017

Internship week 4

Week 9 11-09-2017

Internship week 5

Week 10 18-09-2017 All assessment tasks to be uploaded into Moodle.
Professional Practice Placement Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 12:00 AM AEST
ePortfolio Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 12:00 AM AEST
LANTITE Result Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 12:00 AM AEST
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 5 comprises of a 5 week (25 day) continuous internship whereby a pre-service teacher has 'authorisation to teach' from the Queensland College of Teachers. The Internship is a guided partnership between and 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 and profession ready to enter the teaching profession. Throughout the placement the Intern assumes a:

  • 50% teaching load in their allocated class/es which will be determined in negotiation with the Mentor Teacher/s.
  • 50% co-planning, team teaching, assisting, observing and other professional experiences

Working Portfolio

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

Self-Reflective Statement

Interns will write a self-reflective statement (maximum 1000 words) that makes connections between the theory, practice and process of being a teacher and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage. It is expected that explicit links will be made to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers throughout the self-reflective statement.

The Intern is expected to hand their self-reflective statement to their Mentor Teacher in Week 3. A professional dialogue regarding the self-reflective statement is to occur between the Intern and the Mentor Teacher, who then verifies the statement using the verification form in the Internship Guidelines booklet in Week 4. An electronic copy of the Verification form will be provided to the Mentor Teacher.

Internship Statement of Completion

At the end of the Internship, the Mentor Teacher will complete the Internship Statement. An electronic copy of the Internship Statement of Completion will be provided to the Mentor Teacher.

Interns are responsible for ensuring that the Self-Reflective Statement, the Verification Form and the Internship Statement of Completion are signed by the Mentor Teacher and are uploaded into the Professional Practice 5 Task 2 link in Moodle.

The University 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 Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 12:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Documents will be signed by the university coordinator and returned to the pre-service teacher in a timely manner.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage will be used as the assessment criteria.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Upload all signed forms into the assessment 1 link on Moodle.

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

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

2. Engage in all aspects of the teacher’s professional role to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at graduate level

3. Critically reflect on practice to validate a personal professional philosophy of teaching and identify goals for ongoing professional learning

4. Produce evidence demonstrating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in the form of an e-portfolio

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 Portfolio

Assessment Title ePortfolio
Task Description

Interns are required to prepare a final ePortfolio that demonstrates their capabilities of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Career Stage. The ePortfolio should address all Standards and should be a carefully considered selection of key materials and examples directly related to demonstrating evidence of and understanding the practical application of the Standards.

Your ePortfolio should contain 8 sections:

Introduction - This is an introduction about you as a beginning professional. Incorporate such information as who are you, how did you get here and where are you going.....

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 an 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.

The ePortfolio will be created using iTunesU. Once complete you are to share your ePortfolio with your lecturer for viewing by uploading your ePortfolio URL and access code to the assessment link in Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 12:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Students will receive feedback in a timely manner.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Students are required to upload their ePortfolio course name and access code into the task 2 Moodle link.

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

4. Produce evidence demonstrating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in the form of an e-portfolio

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

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Report

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).

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 Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 12:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Once all requirements for PP5 are completed, a grade will be assigned.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Upload your result file (PDF) into the assessment task 3 link on Moodle.

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

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy




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