EDSE11024 - Teaching Youth
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Youth is the period between childhood and adult age. Teaching youth requires a particular pedagogical approach where learned information must be meaningful and links to the world beyond the classroom. Understanding youth is the focus of this unit, in particular the role secondary school teachers have on developing effective, useful and efficient tactics that in any discipline area can be used to increase student understanding and improve overall achievement and motivation. Pre-service teachers will be challenged to question the role of formal secondary schooling and address their own preconceptions about schooling in the 21st Century, in particular strategies that promote teaching today’s youth. Pre-service teachers will also develop effective communication skills to engage in successful relationships with youth through demonstrating personal literacy and numeracy competence.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Mackay
  • Noosa
  • Rockhampton

Website

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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 50%
2. Online Test 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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
Review number of weekly readings Student Evaluation Provide further advice, in terms of how to read academic articles via Moodle
Provide FLEX students course Power Points on Moodle rather than via email Student Evaluation Course co-ordinator to make collaborate session powerpoints available via Moodle
Review APA Referencing Student Evaluation Further embed APA referencing into Moodle activities/resources
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Examine the complex nature of teaching youth.
  2. Challenge contemporary thinking about teaching youth.
  3. Evaluate personal ethical dilemmas when teaching 21st Century youth.
  4. Apply personal competence in literacy and numeracy to model effective reading, writing, spelling, oral language and numerate thinking for youth.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level) demonstrated:

1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

1.2 Understand how students learn

2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies

4.1 Support student participation

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Online Test      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Online Test              

Prescribed Textbooks

Education, Change and Society
Author/s: Connell, Welch, Vickers, Foley, Bagnall, Hayes, Proctor, Sriprakash and Campbell Year: 2013
Edition: 3rd Publisher: Oxford University
City: Melbourne State: Victoria
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

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), OR Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMiriam Ham (m.ham@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

Being Youth: Adolescent Development

Week 2 13-03-2017

Defining Youth: Self Identity, Gender and Sexuality

Week 3 20-03-2017

Schooling Youth: Secondary Schools Today

Week 4 27-03-2017

Engaging Youth: Social and Cultural Differences

Week 5 03-04-2017

Teaching Youth: The Image of Teachers and Learning today

Researching Youth Research Paper Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Communicating With Youth: Theoretical Perspectives on Human Communication - Relationships, Social Influences, Competence and Meaning

Week 7 24-04-2017

Verbal Communication: Power and use of words - Meaning in Context and Culturally Bound Settings

Week 8 01-05-2017

Verbal Communication: The Sociocultural Nature of Learning

Personal Competence Test 1 to be completed by the end of this week

Week 9 08-05-2017

Non-verbal Communication: The Influence of Gender, Status, Age, Culture and Individual Difference

Personal Competence Test 2 to be completed by the end of this week

Week 10 15-05-2017

Language to engage: Promoting Social Skills in Learning Environments

Personal Competence Test 3 to be completed by the end of this week

Week 11 22-05-2017

Communicating with Youth: Modelling Literate Practices

Personal Competence Test 4 to be completed by the end of this week

Week 12 29-05-2017

Communicating with Youth: Being Numerate

Personal Competence Test 5 to be completed by the end of this week

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Personal Competence Online Tests and Personal Competence Reflection Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Researching Youth Research Paper
Task Description

Your task is to choose an issue or concern that may have an affect on how you teach youth as a secondary school teacher.

Examples may include, but not limited to:

·               Gender

·               Sexuality

·               Social difference

·               Rural isolation

·               Drugs

·               Youth (sub)culture/s

·               Body image and self-identity

·               Literacy and Numeracy

Provide an explanation of the issue as well as a definition of the boundary you are working within regarding this issue.

Justify how and why this issue is important for secondary school teachers.

Support your justification with links to current research in the area of adolescent development. This research must include recent journal articles, textbooks and professional readings. It is expected you will use sources beyond the set readings for this course. 

Discuss the implications the chosen issue has for teaching youth and how teachers can respond effectively to address this issue and assist young people to achieve at school.

Conclude by making recommendations for secondary school teachers based on your research findings on teaching youth and your own personal philosophy on secondary school teaching.

Length: 2000 words

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Feedback on this assessment response will be provided in sufficient time to allow for academic support and advice as necessary to inform students’ responses to the next assessment task.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
  • Examine the complex nature of teaching youth
  • Challenge contemporary thinking about teaching youth
  • Evaluate personal ethical dilemmas when teaching 21st Century youth 
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA) or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Examine the complex nature of teaching youth.

2. Challenge contemporary thinking about teaching youth.

3. Evaluate personal ethical dilemmas when teaching 21st Century youth.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Online Test

Assessment Title Personal Competence Online Tests and Personal Competence Reflection
Task Description

This task will require you to demonstrate an appropriate level of personal competence in literacy and numeracy appropriate for teaching.

On-line tests

You will complete a series of on-line tests in weeks 8-12 of the course that will show your personal competence in literacy and numeracy appropriate to model effective reading, writing, spelling, oral language and numerate thinking for youth.

Reflective statement

After the last on-line test has been completed, you are to write a 1000 word reflective statement outlining your strengths and professional challenges relating to personal literacy and numeracy competency. This reflective statement must outline what you believe are the consequences of your personal skill level. You must outline where and how you will seek professional learning in personal literacy and/or numeracy (Standard 6.2) and provide a justification as to why this professional learning is to occur and the implications this will have for your own personal journey and that of the youth you will teach (Standard 6.4).

Essential elements of the task

You must complete the on-line tests in the weeks in which they are allocated (i.e. Test 1 must be completed in week 8, Test 2 in week 9, Test 3 in week 10, Test 4 in week 11, Test 5 in week 12).

You must achieve a pass standard in this task to be eligible to pass this course.

In order to pass you must receive a 'satisfactory' for the reflective statement. You must also receive a minimum mark of 25/50 for the 5 quizzes. Each quiz is worth 10 marks.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Completed as on-line tests through Moodle
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Not applicable
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
  • Applies personal competence in literacy and numeracy to model effective reading, writing, spelling, oral language and numerate thinking for youth
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA) or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

On-line tests through the links provided then the 1000 word personal reflection uploaded separately

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

4. Apply personal competence in literacy and numeracy to model effective reading, writing, spelling, oral language and numerate thinking for youth.

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

1. Communication




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