EPP1100 Thinking and Acting Like a Teacher 1
|Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield|
|Short Description:||Think & Act Like a Teacher 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070103 - Teacher Education: Primary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Stephen Smith
Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary or Primary+Special Educ or Special Educ or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary)
Co-req: BEDU(Primary) Only - EHF1100 or CMS1000 or EDC1200
Enrolment is not permitted if EDC1300 or EDC1400 has been previously completed
BEDU continuing Students admitted prior to Semester 1, 2018 only - Enrolment is not permitted in EPP100 if EDC1300 or EDC1400 has been previously completed.
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.
Before commencing this course students will be assumed to have read the full details of Professional Experience particulars and familiarised themselves with the requirements. Please see the Education Placement Professional Experience website https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience and the Professional Experience Book for full details.
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 must hold a valid blue card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html OR exemption card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/faqs/exemption-card-faqs.html.
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland you must ensure that all relevant checks are completed and evidence of this is provided to the Professional Experience office http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience
Provided a blue card renewal application has been submitted at least 30 days before expiry of the current card, the blue card will remain active while the renewal application is processed (details available at https://bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/whendoineedtoapply.html).
Blue Card Services cannot process a form dated more than 16 weeks prior to lodgement. In addition, a representative of USQ or a Justice of the Peace, must sight the applicant’s identification documents and check the information on the form, before signing and dating the USQ declaration (refer to https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/education-placements/blue-card).
Where a student is denied approval for a blue card, enrolment in any initial teacher education program will be withdrawn (refer to https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualification.html).
If undertaking Professional Experience outside of Queensland, students are advised to check the Working with Children requirements of the state within which Professional Experience will be undertaken (refer to https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/education-placements/working-with-children).
The suite of eight Practice meets Theory courses create the structure around which the four-year Education Degree is developed. Each year there are two opportunities to connect to real-world teaching contexts through Professional Experience and theoretical knowledge in a carefully sequenced approach to developmental needs. Research indicates the importance of professional experience that commences early in teacher education and is highly integrated with university-based teaching (ACER, 2014). In first year Practice meets Theory coursework the focus is on introducing pre-service teachers to the profession and beginning the process of thinking and acting like a teacher.
This is the first of a suite of eight Practice meets Theory courses that affords pre-service teachers the opportunities to connect to real-world teaching contexts, scaffolding their development toward graduate teacher capabilities. Coursework enables pre-service teachers to begin thinking and acting like a teacher. This first year first semester introductory course requires pre-service teachers to attend education sites and observe teachers at work. Specifically, pre-service teachers will focus on the micro-skills of teaching (gaining attention, eye contact, positioning, timing, delivering instructions, supervising learning activities, questioning, using a whiteboard, etc) that are embedded in the coursework and observation tasks. This course contains a 10-day professional experience placement of five specified single days and one full week. For full details of the professional experience particulars, refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course in accordance with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership’s (AITSL) Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST). On successful completion of this course pre-service teachers should be able to:
- identify and apply professional conduct for teaching (APST 7.1, 7.2)
- observe the use of classroom communication, applications of ICT, teaching strategies and resources in context to manage and sequence classroom activities (APST 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
- support student participation by observing and discussing the skills a teacher uses to develop rapport with learners (APST 4.1, 4.2)
- initiate the application of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to enable a continuous personal professional learning approach to pre-service training as an acknowledgement of the implications this has for student learning and the ongoing development of the pre-service teacher (APST 6.1, 6.4).
|1.||Teacher as professional and teacher identity||10.00|
|2.||An introduction to pedagogy and teaching micro-skills||30.00|
|3.||An introduction to the Australian Curriculum and lesson planning||20.00|
|4.||An introduction to assessment and student difference||10.00|
|5.||Understanding classroom routines and procedures||10.00|
|6.||Classroom management and relationship building||10.00|
|7.||Developing skills of reflection and an appreciation of ongoing professional development.||10.00|
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://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=EPP1100)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||49||49||14 Aug 2019|
|PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE||1||1||18 Oct 2019||(see note 1)|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||50||50||23 Oct 2019|
- Students must successfully complete the Professional Experience to be eligible for a passing grade for this course. A mark of one (1) indicates you have passed the Professional Experience component. A mark of zero (0) indicates you have not passed the Professional Experience component. Professional Experience should be conducted as per the Professional Experience Calendar unless approval has been granted by the Program Coordinator.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and 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 complete assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available for each item in addition to the successful completion of the Professional Experience component. Failure of the Professional Experience component will result in a Fail grade for this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must successfully complete the Professional Experience component and must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course. Failure of the Professional Experience component will result in a Fail grade for this 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 items for the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination 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.
Referencing in assignments must comply with the APA referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ library's referencing guide. This guide can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.
Students are required to demonstrate competence in and appropriate use of academic language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and referencing in all assessment responses. Marks allocated to the aforementioned criteria will be specified in the criteria for assessment of all assessment items.
Students are required to submit ALL assignments to evidence meeting or exceeding the mandatory requirements of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs).
Professional Experience is a compulsory component of this course and integral to completion of the assessment tasks. Dates for each Professional Experience course are selected to support students’ capacity to apply the theory of the coursework in the Professional Experience placement. Students are advised not to select a course that includes Professional Experience in a semester where they are unable to meet the specified requirements of Professional Experience. Any application for a ‘change of dates’ for Professional Experience placement must qualify for consideration under the conditions of the USQ Assessment Extension Policy. An unsupported application will delay program completion.
Evaluation and benchmarking
In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement
2. forms part of the Bachelor of Education and is benchmarked against the:
- internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review
- Queensland College of Teachers
- Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
Participation: Students can expect it will be necessary to participate in and contribute to a range of learning opportunities in this course including online study activities, lectures, tutorials, seminar presentations, group discussions and self-directed study activities in order to apply the coursework that will enable quality assessment tasks to be submitted as evidence of professional development.