EDFE14019 - Embedded Professional Learning 4 (Secondary)
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 active 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 through 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. Students demonstrate and apply theory and practice learnt in previous learning management units and knowledge learnt in discipline 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 EDFE13031 Embedded Professional Learning 3 (Sec)

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
High level of satisfaction with Supervising Teachers and Site Managers in terms of the work readiness of our pre-service teachers. Many offered permanent positions or PTT positions whilst on EPL4. Feedback from Site Managers. Continue strong links between our prac schools and our CQ University staff
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Appraise and apply theories of learning in developing an understanding of students and how they learn at a graduate level
  2. Apply appropriate content and know how to teach this content to a graduate level
  3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning experiences to a graduate level
  4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments to a graduate level
  5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning at a graduate level
  6. Engage in professional learning at a graduate level
  7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community at a graduate level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 6 7
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:
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity Student Email
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 CoordinatorGreg Wilkes (g.wilkes@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

This is a 5 week continuous school placement which may be broken only in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the School.

Week 2 13-03-2017
Week 3 20-03-2017
Week 4 27-03-2017
Week 5 03-04-2017
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
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

Task Rationale

In Embedded Professional Learning 4 (EPL 4), pre-service teachers consolidate all aspects of managing the learning of others. Their observations/teaching increases to half to two-thirds of a full teaching load. They are encouraged to take a lead role in planning and implementing continuous teaching, learning and management of the classroom. Reflections on this experience should focus on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage).

Detailed Task Description

EPL 4 includes

  • A school placement resulting in the completion of the Final Professional Experience Recommendation.
  • The compilation of a Working Portfolio over the duration of the placement
  • Continued development of a Professional e.Portfolio through Mahara.

The School Placement:

EPL 4 is structured as:

• 5 week (25 day) block

The details of the assessable components are outlined in the Embedded Professional Learning 4 (Secondary) Information and Reporting Booklet. These materials are issued to you by your Teaching School Coordinator.

The Working Portfolio:

The purpose of a Working Portfolio is to validate, with evidence, the pre-service teacher's performance during EPL 4. It is a working document that provides a record of the pre-service teacher's preparation, planning, observations and reflections.

All preparation and planning for a day must be shown to the Mentor Teacher at a regular and agreed time (usually at the beginning of the teaching day). All observation, reflections and follow up tasks must be written up and presented to the Mentor Teacher the following day. An incomplete working portfolio (planning, reflections or observations not complete) will result in an unsatisfactory rating for that EPL day. Please note the consequence of an unsatisfactory rating as stated in the EPL Handbook.

Pre-service teachers must be able to produce their working portfolio to the Teaching School Coordinator, the Lead Learning Manager or the Mentor Teacher at any time throughout EPL 4 or on its conclusion.

The following sections are expected components of the working portfolio:

1. EPL experience notes/School Policy Documents

2. Teaching Preparation/Planning

3. Observations

4. Resources

5. Daily Reflections

Pre-service teachers should consult the EPL Handbook for elaborations on the Working Portfolio.

Professional e.Portfolio

During and after the EPL 4 school placement you are required to:

  • Continue to develop your professional e.portfolio by continuing to collect resources and information from your practicum experience.
  • Include materials that demonstrate practical application of each of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage).
Assessment Due Date As per EPL calendar
Return Date to Students The EPL booklet will be returned to students once signed by the Teaching School Coordinator
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

As per EPL Booklet

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Minimum mark or grade - This is a Pass/Fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, Pre-service teachers must receive a Pass grade in the EPL4 Mentor Teacher Information and Reporting Booklet.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Hard copy Once the placement is complete the school will return the EPL booklet to the relevant University campus

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

1. Appraise and apply theories of learning in developing an understanding of students and how they learn at a graduate level

2. Apply appropriate content and know how to teach this content to a graduate level

3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning experiences to a graduate level

4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments to a graduate level

5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning at a graduate level

6. Engage in professional learning at a graduate level

7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community at a graduate level

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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