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Clinical Teaching Capstone (EDUC90978)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90978
Availability
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students will learn about how educators can use action research methods to improve their teaching practice. Students will develop skills in using clinical models to target teaching to the point of student need and evaluate the effectiveness of their interventions. There will be analysis and discussion of exemplars of clinical praxis, together with an analysis of case studies of student learning. Course participants will also use tools to reflect on examples of teaching and consider means of improving teaching, and will study how to integrate a clinical model into day-to-day teaching practice.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Analyse and synthesise diverse sources of data to inform and assess student learning and development;
  • Identify contextual and other influences on a students' learning;
  • Utilise inclusive teaching practices that demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity and its implications for society and education;
  • Reflect on their own teaching practice and use this reflection as a means of continuous improvement; and
  • Articulate how to implement the clinical cycle of teaching in the classroom.

Generic skills

  • Ability to work with team members to identify issues and solutions
  • Oral presentation skills
  • Research skills in exploring means of addressing an issue
  • Analytical skills and the ability to construct and express logical arguments
  • The ability to use evidence and data to identify needs

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90926 Researching Education Practice
Term 1
Term 3
12.5

Corequisites

None

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

  • Review of Relevant Literature (1500 words); or a preliminary report (1500 words), due mid-term, (30%)
  • Clinical Praxis Presentation (20 minutes of oral presentation combined with 1500 words of written response to questions. Equivalent to 3500 words total); or a report on findings (3500 words), due end of term, (70%)

* Students who are currently teaching will complete a Review of Relevant Literature, and the Clinical Praxis Presentation.

Dates & times

  • Term 2 - Online
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date22 April 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date23 April 2019
    Census date17 May 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019
    Assessment period ends30 June 2019

    Term 2 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

  • Term 4 - Online
    Principal coordinatorSuzanne Rice
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date 7 October 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period14 October 2019 to 8 December 2019
    Last self-enrol date 8 October 2019
    Census date 1 November 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 November 2019
    Assessment period ends15 December 2019

    Term 4 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT. Academic Contact: s.rice@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

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

Last updated: 28 February 2019