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Master of Clinical Teaching (MC-CLINTCH) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

On the completion of this course graduates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to:

  • Use evidence to make sound clinical judgments about the nature and implementation of teaching interventions.
  • Generate and analyse diverse sources of data that can effectively assess and inform student learning and development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which theory and research inform practice.
  • Evaluate the impact of their teaching on their students’ learning.
  • Utilise diverse pedagogical strategies to provide rich and creative learning environments that empower learners.
  • Utilise inclusive teaching practices that demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity and its implications for society and education.
  • Demonstrate a readiness to reflect on their own teaching practice and to use this reflection as a means of continuous improvement;
  • Demonstrate a capacity to engage in the scholarship of teaching in their own disciplinary/professional field of practice.

Generic skills

In addition to developing skills specific to the Master of Clinical Teaching, graduates will develop the following generic skills:

  • Problem-solving skills, including identifying and researching strategies to solve unfamiliar problems.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to construct and express logical arguments.
  • Collaborative and teamwork skills through working with fellow students and with work-based colleagues.
  • Skills to investigate critically, implement, adapt and modify new ideas and approaches.
  • The capacity to plan effectively and to meet deadlines.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including teamwork and staff mentoring.
  • The capacity to use information and communication technology for a range of purposes.
  • The ability to develop, critique and use appropriately a range of evidence and data.

Graduate attributes

The Master of Clinical Teaching will enable graduates to achieve the following University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes:

  • Academically excellent: Graduates will develop an in-depth research and evidence-based knowledge of learning, teaching, professional learning, and educational culture and climate. They will demonstrate a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication. Graduates will be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning and will be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
  • Knowledgeable across disciplines: Graduates will examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines, particularly those with relevance to their education setting. They will expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences and have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.
  • Leaders in communities: Graduates of the Master of Clinical Teaching will develop specialist skills and knowledge that will enable them to provide leadership in educational and wider community contexts. They will be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their workplaces, supported by their knowledge of research around educational effectiveness. They will mentor future generations of learners and teachers and be able to engage in meaningful public discourse around education.
  • Attuned to cultural diversity: Graduates of the Master of Clinical Teaching will be working within organisations characterised by cultural and other forms of diversity. This is reflected in such overarching documents as the Australian Charter for the Teaching Profession, the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young People and the various national professional teaching standards and curriculum documents. Graduates will value different cultures and be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work. They will have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community and respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values.
  • Active global citizens: Graduates of the Master of Clinical Teaching will accept social and civic responsibilities and attempt to inculcate these values in those with whom they work. They will be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment and have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics. They will recognise that education is the best means we have of opening the doors of opportunity for people and of ameliorating the effects of inequity and disadvantage.