|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject focuses on Teacher Candidates’ awareness of the characteristics of knowledge, practice and professional engagement for professional accountability in teaching. Teacher Candidates are required to demonstrate their capacity to independently plan and implement sustained sequences of lessons with consideration for the learning needs of individual students. University-based Clinical Specialists advise and monitor Teacher Candidates in collaboration with Supervising Teachers. Discussions and evaluations in Seminars will focus on Teacher Candidates' work and reflection on teaching practice. Candidates will present evidence of their professional development in a reflective analysis based on the VIT Standard for Graduating Teachers.
100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject Teacher Candidates should be able to:
- Be aware of and can use a range of strategies to establish a positive and inclusive learning environment;
- Establish a safe and productive learning environment with clear expectations for student behaviour;
- Use a range of strategies to assess and monitor student learning needs and use this to inform teaching, to report on student learning and provide feedback to students;
- Independently access and manage a range of learning and teaching resources including technologies to support their specialist area in teaching;
- Describe their professional practice using the VIT Standards for Graduating Teachers;
- Plan and implement strategies to support their professional growth.
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
- Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their professional development in teaching
- Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
- Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
- Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation;
- Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
- Have a conscious personal and social values base that is evident in their teaching.