|Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield|
|Short Description:||The Roles of the Teacher 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070103 - Teacher Education: Primary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Brad McLennan
Pre-requisite: EDC1400 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BPED
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.
Students need to lodge their blue card application or renewal online . Students will need to register with blue card services and validate their identification online. If successful, the student will be provided an online account number to send to the Professional Experience Team to ensure there are no delays with their placement. Students will not be able to commence their placement without a current blue card. USQ recommends students lodge their renewal at least 28 days prior to the expiry of their current card. https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/education-placements/blue-cards
Where a student is denied approval for a blue card, enrolment in any initial teacher education program will be withdrawn (refer to https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualification.html).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).
Research indicates the importance of professional experience that commences early in teacher education and is highly integrated with university-based teaching (ACER, 2014). 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. In this third Practice meets Theory course, pre-service teachers, as learners themselves, interact with students and school staff to learn and reflect upon the personal strengths and challenges they will experience as teachers.
In this course, pre-service teachers design a sequence of lesson plans and formative assessment tasks that provide learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all learners. They develop an understanding of the demands of the teaching profession. For pre-service teachers to gain insight into the complexities of teaching, they investigate influential learning theories and pedagogical models and frameworks. Furthermore, they recognise how the use of effective classroom management skills enables a supportive environment. Professional Experience is positioned towards the end of the semester, providing an opportunity for pre-service teachers to apply the knowledge and skills that are constructed progressively throughout the course.
A 10-day professional experience placement is attached to this course. For full details of the Professional Experience particulars, please 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:
- apply the principles of learning theories (behaviourist, constructivist, social-cognitive) to differentiating learning (APST 1.2);
- engage with professional colleagues to reflect on teaching and learning practices (APST 6.3);
- acknowledge the diverse needs (physical, socio-emotional and intellectual development characteristics) and how they affect learning and explain how teachers provide opportunities for all learners in physical, diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds (APST 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5);
- design a series of connected lesson plans, incorporating sound teaching and management strategies and appropriate use of resources (APST 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2);
- plan formative assessment (informal, formal and diagnostic) that provides feedback to the learners and informs future teacher practice. (APST 2.3, 3.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3);
- demonstrate professionalism during pre-service teacher placements through the ongoing practice and assessment of pre-service teacher professional practice. (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2).
|1.||The complexity of the multiple roles of teachers||10.00|
|2.||Selecting and applying in practice, pedagogical learning models and frameworks as evidence-based structures in relation to learning theories||20.00|
|3.||Applying classroom management skills in planning for practice||10.00|
|4.||Providing opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all learners||20.00|
|5.||Sequencing multiple lessons using backward design||20.00|
|6.||Embedding formative assessment for and as learning||20.00|
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=2021&sem=01&subject1=EDP2111)
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|
|PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE||1||1||23 Feb 2021||(see note 1)|
|QUIZ 1||10||10||15 Mar 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||30||30||29 Mar 2021|
|QUIZ 2||10||10||19 Apr 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||49||49||31 May 2021|
- 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 alternative arrangements have been approved by the Program Coordinator or advised by USQ.
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).
E-mail and Internet access: Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course.
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.