|Short Description:||Intro to Curriculum & Pedagogy|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPLT or MSLT
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Where a student is denied approval for a blue card, enrolment in any initial teacher education program will be withdrawn (refer to https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualification.html).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).
This course provides an introduction for preservice teachers entering the teaching profession to the basic concepts and developmental issues connected to critical reflection and the pedagogical strategies for learning to teach in an educational setting. Preservice teachers will develop effective lesson planning processes underpinned by the connection between assessment, curriculum and pedagogy. Preservice teachers will be required to use theory to practice connections to justify their teaching and assessment decisions. The course aims to provide opportunities for preservice teachers to develop their general teaching skills (including verbal and non-verbal skills) and pedagogical content knowledge through systematic reflection and the integration of assessment (for and of) content, learning and teaching. Embedded within the course is a 15 day Professional Experience under the supervision of a registered teacher.