EDV4440 Advanced Professional Experience
Pre-requisite: EDV3401 and EDC3100
Students must have successfully completed the entire previous year's professional experience courses in order to enrol in this course. Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course. State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: http://www.usq.edu.au/education/profexp/bluecard.
This course constitutes the final supervised "professional experience" course in the Bachelor of Education (Technical and Vocational Education) specialisation. It also provides an opportunity for graduates of the three year Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training wishing to articulate into the four year Bachelor of Education (Technical and Vocational Education) specialisation to meet requirements for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers. As such, the course provides the final opportunity for students to have an intensive, supervised teaching and learning experience with adolescent and Senior Phase learners in technical and vocational education in secondary schools and technical college settings. The course has as its major focus the exploration and development of a portfolio of instructional methodologies that support learners' development of technical and vocational knowledge, skills and understandings as well as fostering their development as self-directed, lifelong learners. The building of teaching and learning relationships - both pedagogical/andragogical and collegial - is also a focus of this course and provides a foundation for ongoing reflective professional practice. A 40 day professional experience placement is attached to this course.