|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject is designed for Master of Teaching students interested in gaining teaching experience in a rural / remote setting. This subject includes a professional practice component and an on-campus teaching component. The subject introduces students to the importance of place as a determinant in rural /remote education.
The professional practice component affords teacher candidates the opportunity to undertake a two week placement at a rural / remote site. Placement sites will vary year to year, some of these sites can be challenging and numbers are limited. There will be a call for expressions of interest and a selection process in semester 1.
The on-campus teaching component will provide students with opportunities to explore and reflect upon the unique challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning in rural / remote settings.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Develop an understanding of place at a determinant in remote / rural education
- Examine how education is understood and enacted in remote / rural communities
- Understand the opportunities and challenges that confront remote / rural communities
- Analyse relevant theory and knowledge underpinning and critiquing the provision of education in remote / rural settings
- Explore opportunities for working in remote / rural settings.
- Examine a range of issues related to learning and teaching in the context in which the teaching occurred
This subject 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