EDFE14018 - Embedded Professional Learning 4 (Primary/Early Childhood)
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit students demonstrate responsibility for the design and implementation of pedagogical strategies and evaluation techniques in real - life work settings. Students will demonstrate capacity to work as accountable learning managers under the guidance of a work place mentor in preparation for an internship. The focus of this unit is the amalgamation of skills involved in the profiling, strategising and ascertainment phases of learning design. Special emphasis is placed on assessment, reporting and accountability practices. Students will use a range of evidence-based data to design future learning experiences. Each student must demonstrate and apply theory and practice learnt in previous learning management units.

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

Prerequisite: EDFE 13017 Embedded Professional Learning 3

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 1 - 2017
  • Distance

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. 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.

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
Positive responses from Supervising Teachers and Site managers about the detail provided in the support material on the USB. School Visits. Continue with supply of support materials to schools and pre-service teachers.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply a repertoire of skills and knowledges to effectively profile learners, design authentic and engaging learning experiences and ascertain learners' individual needs to enhance learning
  2. Apply a range of assessment tools and strategies to a range of learning contexts to enhance learning
  3. Use a range of reporting mechanisms to identify learning progress and futures learning needs
  4. Manage the collection of evidence-based data to inform planning
  5. Employ relevant documents to ensure accountability and manage risk

This unit provides an opportunity for students to collect evidence that demonstrates the Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers (Graduate level).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment

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 - Practical 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)
  • Mahara e-portfolio
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 06-03-2017

EPL4 involves a process of self-regulated professional learning and critical reflection. Students make connections between the theory, practice and process of being a teacher and demonstrate that they can meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate level).











The Classroom Management Plan should be submitted to the Mentor Teacher no later than the end of Week 1






Week 2 13-03-2017









Mentor Teacher completes the Interim Report indicating progress towards meeting the Standards at the level of "At Graduate" on the Final Summative Report.

Pre-service Teacher completes the Pre-Service Teacher Self-evaluation and discusses progress towards demonstration of the Standards with the Mentor.


Week 3 20-03-2017














Week 4 27-03-2017












Week 5 03-04-2017










Final Summative Report (The Final Professional Experience Recommendations) completed by Mentor. Pre-service Teacher must receive a rating of "At Graduate" in all indicators on this report to receive a grade of Pass for the placement.



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









The e-portfolio containing collection of evidence against the standards must be presented to the University Co-ordinator on the relevant campus at the conclusion of EPL 5.

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














As this course is scheduled outside of the usual term offering, please contact the course coordinator directly for an approved schedule of placement dates. This schedule of placement can be negotiated to fit in with the school, mentor teacher and pre-service teacher.

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

Embedded Professional Learning 4 is a block placement comprising of:

25 days to be completed as a 5 week block.

The student must complete to a satisfactory level:

1. Individual Learning Plan

2. Classroom Management Plan

3. Working Portfolio (See EPL4 Information and Reporting Booklet for specific expectations for this portfolio)

4. Professional portfolio (e-portfolio).

The e-portfolio must be developed and presented in order to meet the requirements of this unit.

The Mentor teacher reports via:

1. Daily Feedback

2. Interim Report

3. Final Summative Report

The details of the placement and reporting requirements can be found in EDFE14018 Embedded Professional Learning 4 (Primary/Early Childhood) Information and Reporting Booklet.

Assessment Due Date Placement will occur after negotiation by the University Coordinator and Unit Coordinator with individual schools.
Return Date to Students A copy of the Final Summative Report will be returned to students once signed by the Mentor Teacher and the University Coordinator.
Weighting 100%
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Each student must be granted a Pass Non-graded (PN) for Embedded Professional Learning 4. A grade of Pass must be based on the student's ability to receive a rating of "Demonstrated" for ALL descriptors on the Final Summative Report.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

The completed reporting documentation will be submitted to the university on completion of EPL4 placement. The e-portfolio will be presented as arranged by the relevant campus University Coordinator.

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

1. Apply a repertoire of skills and knowledges to effectively profile learners, design authentic and engaging learning experiences and ascertain learners' individual needs to enhance learning

2. Apply a range of assessment tools and strategies to a range of learning contexts to enhance learning

3. Use a range of reporting mechanisms to identify learning progress and futures learning needs

4. Manage the collection of evidence-based data to inform planning

5. Employ relevant documents to ensure accountability and manage risk

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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