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Place Based Elective (Rural / Remote) (EDUC90923)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90923
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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

Generic skills

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

Last updated: 22 January 2019