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This subject provides further opportunities for Teacher Candidates to consolidate their understanding of the nexus between theory and practice of teaching, drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and contemporary research. Teacher Candidates will consolidate and deepen their understandings of professional knowledge, clinical teaching practice and professional engagement in the primary school context.
This subject has a particular focus on assessment of individual students. Teacher Candidates will learn how to track student learning closely, to record and analyse assessment data and make clinical judgements for future teaching. Teacher Candidates will consolidate their subject and pedagogical expertise in the area of their chosen disciplinary specialisation. Teacher Candidates will extend their responsibility for the planning, implementation and assessment of lessons based on national and state curricula during extended periods of supervised teaching. Teacher Candidates will continue differentiate their teaching to include students with diverse needs and backgrounds and will take into account Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on learning and development.
Experienced Mentor Teachers will continue to support Teacher Candidates in collaboration with academics who are also engaged in the on-campus teaching program. The Clinical Teaching Practice seminars are framed by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Level. At seminars, Teacher Candidates will engage in collaborative learning and critical reflection.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:
Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- Demonstrate that progress towards attainment of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers is being consolidated.
- Consolidate knowledge of the characteristics of learners (Graduate Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5)
- Consolidate pedagogical content knowledge to create inclusive and productive learning environments (Graduate Standards 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4)
- Design and implement relevant generalist and specialised curriculum and pedagogy, integrating digital technologies and differentiating teaching and using effective verbal and non-verbal communication to engage students in their learning (Graduate Standards 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6)
- Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments using practical approaches to promote positive behaviours (Graduate Standards 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4)
- Design assessment tools and tasks and interpret data and evidence to make clinical judgements about teaching interventions and reflect on the impact of teaching on learning outcomes (Graduate Standards 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5)
- Consolidate understanding of how educational theory and research informs teaching practice (Graduate Standard 1.2)
- Consolidate knowledge of key principles of the Code of Ethics for the teaching profession (Graduate Standards 7.1, 7.3, 7.4)
- Consolidate knowledge of the relevant legislative acts and regulations (Graduate Standard 7.2)
MTeach graduates will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship.
Last updated: 7 December 2019