Course Title: Professional Experience: Meeting Professional and Graduate Standards

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Meeting Professional and Graduate Standards

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2438

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

TCHE2438

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Workplace

Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: TRICIA MCLAUGHLIN

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0000

Course Coordinator Email: tricia.mclaughlin@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.38


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course is one of a sequence of professional experience courses designed to develop teaching practice in a workintegrated learning context. You will focus on your role as a teacher as professional with responsibilities to the learners, colleagues, parents, community and professional bodies. This course will prepare you for entering the profession by addressing the graduate and professional standards. An emphasis will be placed on the application of educational theory to practice in educational settings. In particular, you will draw upon your developing philosophies to make the transition from pre-service to beginning teacher.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Engage professionally in an education setting with colleagues, students, parents, carers and the community.
  • Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments.
  • Implement a research / inquiry in the field of education
  • Reflect upon your professional knowledge and identify their professional learning needs and interests in education.
  • Apply the Professional Standards in your professional learning development and prepare for entering the profession.


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and professional skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice.
  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in education.
  • Professionally communicate with specialist and nonspecialist audiences, as producers and consumers of knowledge, about philosophical and pedagogical propositions, processes and outcomes.
  • Provide leadership within education in strategic, collaborative and sustainable ways.
  • Use appropriate research methods to design and implement substantial projects. Evaluate and theorize these outcomes as a means to position this contribution to the profession and knowledge area.
  • Engage with complex bodies of knowledge and multiple professional skills in order to contribute to your professional identity and career within contemporary contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, professional experience, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, professional experience, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1