Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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

Armen Dickranian  armen.dickranian@rmit.edu.au  9925 9101

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


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, Unsupervised Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory work placement. It is strongly advised 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 Unsupervised Directed Study, however you are expected to complete the work given and will at times be required to show evidence the work has been completed. Your Unsupervised Directed Study will be posted on Blackboard.
 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

This unit will be delivered weekly.
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.
 

Teaching Schedule Semester 1 for 4A, 4B, 4C and 4D students

WeekCHCORG428A Reflect & Improve Own Prof. Practice
1


Identifying self awareness and personal behavior Discuss previous experiences with learning numeracy           

E1 E2 E3

2

Content and Pedagogical knowledge
Self-evaluation and feedback processes

E1 E2 E3

3

Personal development plans
Identifying personal and professional development needs

E1 E2 E3

4

Principles and techniques of personal goal setting.
Identifying personal and professional development needs
Encouraging alternative learning styles in the classroom

E1 E2 E3

5
Identifying personal and professional development needs
E1 E2 E3
6

Learning style/s and how they relate to the individual
Problem-solving techniques
Group work

Establishing a personal development plan
E1 E2 E3
 

7Self-evaluation in understanding timestables
Setting realistic goals
E1 E2 E3
8

 Work methods and practices to improve personal performance


E2 E3

9

Personal development opportunities and options

The role of abstract thinking 
E2 E3

10

Functions of supervision – educative, administrative and supportive

Observation & demonstration assessment (week 10-16)
E2 E3

11

Review of current industry developments
Identifying and applying changes to improve practice in teaching decimals

Reflection work placement
 E1 E2 E3

12Reviewing performances
Reflection

work placement

E1 E2 E3

13Analysing culturally different viewpoints in regards to numerical language
Working with an awareness and sensitivity to conflict, culture and context Reflection work placement

E2 E3 

14

Negotiation, communication and decision-making skills
E2 E3

15

Applying skills in negotiation, communication and decision-making
Measuring performance and time management

E2 E3

16

Problem-solving strategies
Individual and group activities problem-solving activities

Review of work placement

E2 E3

17

Reflecting on experiences improving own professional practice
Assimilation and accommodation in numeracy
Review of work placement

E1 E2 E3

 

 

 Teaching Schedule Part B for continuing 4E students 2015-2016  

Week

 

Elements

1

Identifying self awareness and personal behaviour

 

Introduction to graphical representations

           

 

 

1, 2, 3

2

Personal goal setting, measuring performance

Application of data

Introduction to central tendency (Includes exercise)

 

Relationship between graph & central tendency

 

 

 

1, 3

 

 

3

Self evaluation and feedback processes

Conceptualising means and medians on graphs

Creating representations of data

           

 

 

 

1, 2

4

Identifying practices which can improve personal performance

Measurement estimations

Metric conversions

 

Perimeters and circumferences

 

 

1

 

5

Identifying areas for personal development

Application of Perimeter, Area and Volume

 

 

 

1

6

Setting goals to achieve personal development needs

Application of area and basic Total Surface Area

Volume of shapes

 

1

7

Application of measurement to solve problems             

Time calculations through time management   

 

 

1, 2

8

Focus on Early level numeracy

Measuring performance in mathematics

In-class measurement assessment               

 

 

1, 2, 3

9

Focus on numeracy games observed on placement

 

 

1, 2, 3

 

10

 

 

 

 

Overview of various numerical activities

Identifying and discussing changes in current maths teaching

 

1, 2

 

 

 

11

Participating in personal development

Introduction to Algebra

 

 

 

1

12

Types of work methods to improve personal goals

Further content on Algebra

Expressing scenarios as algebraic equations

 

 

1

 

13

Functions of supervision - educative, administrative and supportive

Discussion: Algebra in schools

Introduction to Indices

              

 

 

1, 2

 

14

Focus on material to be addressed in final Assessment Task

Functions of supervision-educative, administrative and supportive
Analysing culturally different viewpoints in reference to numeracy

 

 

1, 3

 

 

15

Functions of supervision-educative, administrative and supportive

The role of language in worded problems

 

 

1                             

16

Money/budgeting calculations

Personal goal planning - financial

Establishing a budget plan

 

  

 1, 2

 

17

Session on budgeting via  Microsoft Excel

 

Reflecting on improving own professional practice

 

 1, 2


 


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
• 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 tasks 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D students

Assessment 1 - Developing Analysis skills (Week 7)

Assessment 2 - Developing skills for Professional practice (Week 15)

Assessment 3 - Observation & Demonstration in Work placement (Week 11-17)

 

Assessment tasks continuing 4E students 2015-2016

Assessment 1 – Developing measurement skills for learning (Week 7)

Assessment 2 – Folio of activities (Week 15)

Assessment 3 - Observation and demonstration on work placement (Week 6 -17)
 

Assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:

CC - Competency Credit
CA - Competency achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the due date. If an extension is required please contact your teacher and/or Coordinator before the due date.

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work.

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

Resubmissions:
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you may be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is ‘CA’.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit. The assessment matrix for units will be available on Blackboard for students to access.

Other Information

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.

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

Assessment Academic Progress www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress

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 plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

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