Course Title: Professional Experience: Graduate Futures

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Graduate Futures

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209. 

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus.

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2438

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

TCHE2438

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Workplace

Sem 2 2016

TCHE2608

City Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2608

City Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2020 (EDFT),

PGRDFx2020 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Thembi Mason

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257729

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

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses
Successful completion of TCHE2668 The Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students AND TCHE2672 The Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students AND TCHE2670 Professional Experience: Developing Teaching Practice

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. 

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage. 


Course Description

This course is the culmination of a sequence of professional experience (work integrated learning) courses designed to develop your knowledge and skills to teach in educational settings. It has an embedded placement component in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.


In this capstone course, you will draw on learning from courses across the program and from professional experiences in schools/ educational settings. You will learn, practice and then be assessed on your capacity to complete a teaching and learning cycle in a school/ educational setting and to demonstrate your work-readiness by submitting a Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) task.


WIL: You must successfully complete both the 25-day placement (assessed by the mentor) and the GTPA task (assessed by academic university staff) in order to pass this course and the program.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse and apply educational research to your professional practice, demonstrating inclusive, learner focused, evidence-based teaching.
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical knowledge and judgement to develop highly effective and innovative teaching skills in an area of specialisation.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for critically reflective practice including social, environmental and cultural professional awareness in both local and global contexts.
  • Communicate and engage professionally and ethically with students, colleagues, parents, carers and education stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Show commitment to ongoing professional learning, particularly in relation to meeting the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers

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

Course Learning Outcomes

 

Graduate Teacher  Standards

1

Consolidate knowledge of the characteristics of learners.

 

1.2-1.6

 

2

Consolidate pedagogical content knowledge to create inclusive and productive learning environments...

 

2.1-2.6

3.1-3.7

4.1-4.5

3

Design and implement relevant curriculum and pedagogy, integrating literacy and/or numeracy and differentiating teaching to engage students in their learning.

 

1.3

2.5,

3.1- 3.5

4

Use data ethically to plan, implement, assess and evaluate a teaching and learning cycle.

 

5.1-5.5

7.1, 7.2

5

Engage with colleagues, the broader community and educational theory to reflect on and improve student learning and professional teaching practice.

 

3.5, 3.6

6.1-6.4

7.3, 7.4




Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including; online lectures and activities, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion, teaching practice and critical reflection on that practice.  


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Suggested readings from current educational literature will be provided on the course website and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library has extensive resources for teacher education students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians


Overview of Assessment

There is ONE assessment task and one WIL task:

Title, Words, Weighting

Assessment of Course Learning Outcomes

Assessment of Graduate Teacher Standards

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