Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MIET7524C

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email: soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jane Collins jane.collins@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit focuses on the knowledge and skills required to evaluate own work, continuing self-development and effective supervision within an ethical code of practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Element:

1. Reflect on own practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Undertake self -evaluation in conjunction with supervisors and/or peers

1.2 Demonstrate understanding of own limitations in self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship management

1.3 Provide and receive open and evaluative feedback to and from co-workers

1.4 Actively seek feedback and accept it non-defensively

Element:

2. Ensure continuing self-support and supervision

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify a range of support networks both within and outside the organisation

2.2 Seek specialist advice /further training where need is identified

2.3 Observe agency guidelines in relation to professional development

2.4 Undertake an appraisal of current industry developments and apply these to improve practice

2.5 Regularly participate in a review mechanism as a commitment to upgrading skills and knowledge

2.6 Evaluate current and likely future needs and take action to keep abreast of evolving trends

Element:

3. Operate within an agreed code of ethics or practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess own practice against identified agency objectives or code of ethics, using a range of valid evidence

3.2 Recognise the effect of values, beliefs and behaviour in work with clients

3.3 Establish realistic goals and targets for self development

3.4 Adhere to legal parameters relevant to practitioner's profession where this is a requirement of employment


Learning Outcomes


This unit develops the knowledge and skills required to evaluate own work, continuing self-development and effective supervision within an ethical code of practice. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in Education Support program. You will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory work placement. The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. Directed Study is a very important part of your program. An outline of your Directed Study will be given by your teacher and is published in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities: 


  • Work Placement
  • Group discussion 

  • Research assignments

  • Guest speakers

  • Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios

  • Realistic simulations and role play
  • Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
  • Oral Presentations
  • Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency. 

     


Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: 9 February - 19 June 2015

Mid Semester Break: 3 April - 10 April 2015
Public Holidays: 9 March 2015 (Labour Day); 8 June 2015 (Queen’s Birthday)
 

This unit will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via blackboard.
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.
 

WeekCluster 4CHCORG428A Reflect & Improve Own Prof. PracticeCHCEDS021 Assist in facilitation of student learning          Assessment                 
1Overview of course
Self- evaluation
Educational approaches
 
11 
2

Self -evaluation/groups 
 Log book overview

Current teaching and learning process – provide an overview of thinking tools/PD


Work placement

1,21

 Assessment 1

Class discussion

7 Principles of Professional learning

3Personal goals

Where to now with our placement? Work placement

Principles of practice and their relevance

1

1

2

 
4

Personal goals

Work placement review

Principles of practice and their relevance
 

12

 

5

Work placement
EXPO of teaching a skill

Time management 
 Relationships with students

2

2

3

4

Assessment 2

Workplacement log book

Activity 3: observation numeracy class

6

Work placement
EXPO of teaching a skill
 Assessing own practice
Journal writing
Reports, observations

work placement

24

Assessment 3

Work placement log book

Activity 4
Observation Children in classroom

7

 

Learning styles-Enhancing learning

work placement
 

2,34Assessment 4 Work placement log book

Activity 5
Positive reinforcement

8

 

Managing behaviour
 work placement
 

34 
9Assessing own practice



 work placement
 

34

Assessment 5 Activity 7

Ongoing Reflection

Week 9-13

10Review Mechanisms

 

13Activity 7

Ongoing Reflection

Week 9-13
 

11

Reflection

work placement
 

 1,2 2.3, 4Activity 7

Ongoing Reflection

Week 9-13
 

12Reflection

work placement

 

 1,2  2.3, 4Activity 7

Ongoing Reflection

Week 9-13
 

13Reflection

work placement

 

  1,2  2.3, 4Activity 7

Ongoing Reflection

Week 9-13
 

14

work placement

 

  1,2  2.3, 4 
15conducting small group activities including questioning and reflecting  1,2  2.3, 4 
16Review of work placement  1,2  2.3, 4 
17Review of work placement  1,2  2.3, 4 
18Review  course 1,2,3  

**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT

There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:

• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate the specified essential skills and knowledge to demonstrate competence in this unit.Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

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: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

 Assessment 1Class discussion

7 Principles of Professional learning
 

Assessment 2Work placement log book

Activity 3: observation numeracy class

Assessment 3Work placement log book

Activity 4
Observation Children in classroom

Assessment 4 Work placement log book
Activity 5
Positive reinforcement
 

Assessment 5 Activity 7

Ongoing Reflection

Week 9-13


Assessment 6 Observation and Demonstration in workplacement (Week 10-16).

All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available from the course contact person (stated above).
 

Other Information

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information. www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

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