Course Title: Professional Experience: Applied Education Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Applied Education Project

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2491

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

TCHE2514

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2491

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex18 (ZZZZ),

UGRDFlex18 (All)

TCHE2491

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ),

UGRDFx2019 (All)

TCHE2491

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (All)

TCHE2491

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex21 (ZZZZ),

UGRDFlex21 (ZZZ1)

TCHE2514

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex18 (All)

TCHE2514

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (All)

TCHE2514

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (BRWK)

TCHE2514

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex21 (All)

Course Coordinator: Thembi Mason

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257729

Course Coordinator Email: thembi.mason@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


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 your teaching practice in a work-integrated learning context. The focus of this course is on the teacher as a professional with responsibilities to the learners they teach, colleagues, parents and the community. An emphasis is placed on the application of educational theory to practice in educational settings. In particular, you will draw on theory, your developing teaching philosophy and the knowledge and skills you have accumulated throughout your program to complete the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) as part of work integrated learning.

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. You must successfully complete the GTPA task (assessed by academic university staff) and the placement in order to pass this course and the program.
 


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
  • Reflect upon your professional knowledge and identify your professional learning needs and interests in education in relation to the relevant professional standards
  • Further develop your interpersonal and negotiation skills and your capacity to work collaboratively with education professionals on a specific task
  • Demonstrate skills in planning, teaching and learning, assessing, reflecting and appraising
  • Reflect on your role as teacher, researcher, partnership builder, innovator and/or educational leader.
     


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

  • Engage with diverse learners in a range of educational contexts in order to develop skills and knowledge for flexible and adaptable participation in professional communities of practice.
  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.
  • Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to audiences within and external to the discipline of education.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.


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, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.

Work integrated learning is a major teaching and learning theme for this course and it puts you at the centre of the learning process and makes you responsible for your learning. The teaching team will support you in the development, progress and completion of your assessment tasks. This course involves the successful completion of professional experience and the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment; learning activities will ask you to link theory with practical areas of the profession in a variety of education settings.
 


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

There is ONE assessment task and one WIL task:

Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment, 100%

All

All standards relevant to the context

School Mentor Placement Report

Pass/ Fail

All

All standards where relevant to the context

The GTPA assessment task is a standardised assessment task that has been validated by AITSL as meeting the requirements of the national Initial Teacher Education program standards. The completed tasks will be moderated by a minimum of two university staff and selected samples will be further moderated for comparability and reliability by staff at other Australian universities.  Feedback will be provided on this assessment task.

Assessment in this course is directly connected to your successful participation in professional experience. The end-of-placement report from your supervising teacher(s) on your professional development and participation in professional experience is an important component of your assessment. It will provide evidence of your ability to demonstrate the relevant professional practices and course learning outcomes specifically associated with the assessment tasks in the course.

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 coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarizes your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc