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Professional Practice and Seminar Prim 3 (EDUC90489)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90489
Campus
Parkville
Availability
March
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject synthesises Teacher Candidates’ understanding of the characteristics of professional knowledge, practice and engagement for professional accountability in the primary school context. The placement is focused on generalist primary classroom teaching across all curriculum areas and Candidates’ capacity to teach independently using sustained sequences of teaching that cater for the learning needs of individual students. Teacher mentors based in primary school settings and Clinical Specialists from the university will advise and monitor the Candidate throughout the placement

The professional practice seminars will focus on the context of the school, relationships with parents and the broader community and resources for teaching. Discussions and evaluations in seminars will focus on Candidates’ developing philosophical stance and emergent teacher identity. Candidates will provide evidence of their holistic development as an interventionist classroom practitioner during the Clinical Praxis Examination.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject Teacher Candidates should be able to:

  • 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
  • Independently access and manage a range of learning and teaching resources including technologies to support their teaching
  • Describe their professional practice using the National Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Plan and implement strategies to support their professional growth

Generic skills

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 the role of assessment 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 co-operation, communication and negotiation;
  • Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
  • Have conscious personal and social values base that is evident in their teaching.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

A current Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90369 Professional Practice and Seminar Prim 2
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90376 Science, Technology (Digital and Design)
February
February
12.5
EDUC90378 Health and Physical Education
February
February
6.25
EDUC90774 Social and Professional Contexts
March
6.25
EDUC90833 Researching Education Practice (Primary)
February
12.5

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Professional Practice, during all days of practicum, 60%
  • Clinical Praxis Presentation (20 minutes oral presentation; equivalent to 2000 words), end of semester, 40%

Hurdle requirements:

  • Both assessment tasks (Professional Practice and Clinical Praxis Presentation) must be passed
  • Attendance on all days of practicum
  • Attendance at all practicum seminars
  • Satisfactory completion of all Professional Portfolio Artefacts

Dates & times

  • March
    Principal coordinatorNadine Crane
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1 preparation day (on campus), 29 days of professional practice in a primary school including 8 hours of school-based seminar.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 7 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date22 March 2019
    Census date29 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail17 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    March contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorNadine Crane
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1 preparation day (on campus), 29 days of professional practice in a primary school including 8 hours of school-based seminar.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 9 November 2018