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The Developing Clinical Practice 2 subject builds on year 1 and continues to provide the arena in which all the other subjects in the program are integrated into participants' developing expertise as a classroom teacher, and their developing understandings of professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement. As clinical practice is the foundation of MGSE's Master of Teaching programs, this subject is underpinned with the core conviction that each and every student can learn, and will learn through teaching interventions that are derived from classroom data and research evidence.
Participants continue to be provided with opportunities to observe demonstrations of quality teaching, by lead / expert teachers from the school or nearby schools. Clinical Specialists and Transition Mentors organise these demonstrations as well as providing regular feedback on teaching practice and professional conduct.
Through direct practical engagement, participants continue to develop and enhance their understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and demonstrate evidence to support the attainment of these standards. This subject also enables participants to prepare for the attainment of full teacher registration by undertaking assessment tasks, including Elements 1-3 of the Assessment for Graduate Teachers (AfGT), that are linked to the Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT) process for full registration and that comply with registration requirements.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, participants should be able to:
(Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers)
- demonstrate progress towards attainment of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Standards 1-7)
- establish positive and supportive relationships around learning with all students in their classes and effectively manage student behaviour (Graduate Standards 4.2, 4.3)
- reflect on observations of quality teaching, build professional knowledge through practice (Graduate Standards 2.3, 6.1)
- learn in an interactive learning community, responding to continuous feedback on teaching practice (Graduate Standards 6.3)
- refine practice in light of new knowledge acquired and data gathered about student learning (Graduate Standards 6.3)
- use evidence and clinical judgement in teaching practice, to effectively engage and motivate learners (Graduate Standards 2.3, 5.4)
- know their students and understand what they are ready to learn based on evidence (Graduate Standards 2.3, 3.2, 3.3)
- identify preferred teaching strategies that are differentiated to meet the diverse needs of learners (Graduate Standards 2.3, 3.3)
On completion of this subject, participants will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
- Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their professional practice;
- Use evidence based knowledge to inform practice;
- Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
- Receive and respond to continuous feedback;
- Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation;
- Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
- Have a conscious personal and social values base that is evident in their teaching.
Last updated: 24 November 2023