EDV4500 Professional Studies Project
|Semester 1, 2013 Online Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Education|
|School or Department :||Education|
|Version produced :||26 May 2013|
Examiner: Yvonne Salton
Moderator: Catherine Arden
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (TVE) during their final year of study should undertake this course. It represents a `capstone' course to allow the synthesis into professional practice of the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in each strand of their program of study.
In this course, students will pursue and report on an in-depth project related to a curriculum innovation derived from the relevant curriculum documents which guide their teaching engagement (for example, VET training packages, Queensland Studies Authority Grade 8 to 12 Syllabi or workplace policies and procedures). This curriculum innovation project will be distinctive in that it will differ from the curriculum options already offered within the context of the embedded professional placement. The type of focus necessarily involves the conduct of context analysis, critical engagement with the relevant literature and the design of a teaching/instructional event. Students undertaking this course as part of the do so with the intention of seeking teacher registration in Queensland must focus their work in this course on a project directly related to an issue or development in curriculum or instruction in the formal education system.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. The assessment item(s) that may be used to assess student achievement of an objective are shown in parenthesis. On completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate the ability to plan, conduct and report on the investigation and implementation of a substantial teaching and learning project that aligns with the relevant teaching/training curriculum associated with the delivery of their content specialisation. (Assignment 1, Assignment 2, Assignment 3)
- demonstrate competence in and appropriate use of communication, language and literacy skills, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, APA referencing and presentation skills (Assignment 1, Assignment 2, Assignment 3).
- demonstrate competence in and appropriate use of language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and bibliographic referencing. (All assessments)
|1.||The focus and nature of the project will be developed in collaboration with an academic supervisor and professional experience mentor as approved by the course examiner||100.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=EDV4500)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
There is no presecribed text for this course.
Whether you are on, or off campus, the USQ Library is an excellent source of information http://www.usq.edu.au/library. The gateway to education resources is here ... http://www.usq.edu.au/library/help/facultyguides/education/default.htm.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|PROJECT PROPOSAL||25||25||25 Mar 2013|
|ETHICS CONFERENCE||15||15||15 Apr 2013|
|FINAL PROJECT||60||60||27 May 2013|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au/portal/custom/search/category/usq_document_policy_type/Student.1.html.
APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The USQ library provides advice on how to format information sources using this system. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing/apa
Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course