Course Title: Professional Experience: Becoming a Teacher

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Becoming a Teacher

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Nicky Carr

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7802

Course Coordinator Email: nicky.carr@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will continue to build your understanding of contemporary teaching practices and begin to apply your knowledge to your own practice. You will extend your skills in planning and teaching engaging learning activities, with a focus on questioning and feedback strategies, and using student performance to identify foci for future planning and learning. You will begin to review your own teaching performance and develop personal professional goals for your professional experience, linked to the AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers. The course includes a 10 day professional experience placement (work integrated learning) during which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from supervising teachers and/or community is integral to your experience. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  AITSL Standards
 1.Apply a range of teaching strategies, including questioning and feedback, to your teaching, strategies to engage students in their learning  3.3, 3.5,
 2.Demonstrate an emerging capability in planning and implementing a sequence of learning using student performance to inform your plans  2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2
 3.Draw upon a range of resources including ICT that engage students in their learning  3.4
 4.Create and maintain safe, supportive and engaging learning environments  4.1, 4.3, 4.4
 5.Engage professionally in an education setting with colleagues and peers 6.3

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

● Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in education

● Critically analyse and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment across a range of disciplines, reflecting a graduate level of proficiency in teaching

● Apply initiative, judgement, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills and the capacity to work responsibly, ethically and inclusively in individual and collaborative professional contexts to enhance your practice

● Show commitment to professional learning by being an independent, open-minded, resilient and critically reflective learner, seeking out, learning from constructive feedback and adapting to meet the demands of the profession 


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including online lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection. Part of your course may be undertaken in an educational setting


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from http://rmit.libguides.com/sb.php?subject_id=67929 Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library 


Overview of Assessment

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

Task 1. Questioning and feedback strategy flyer (25%) - Links to CLO1; CLO2 & CLO4

Task 2: Annotated sequence of small group lessons (50%) - Links to CLO1; CLO2; CLO3; CLO4

Task 3: Reflection IN & FOR action (25%) - Links to CLO3; CLO4; CLO5

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

In order to pass this course, you are required to receive a satisfactory assessment on your teaching placement, in accordance with Professional Experience requirements for outlined in this course guide below.

If you fail to meet this requirement, for reasons other than those approved by Special Consideration, you will not pass the course. If granted Special Consideration, you may become eligible to complete supplementary professional experience to pass the course. Your professional experience placement is to be undertaken according to the Professional Experience Calendar, unless Special Consideration is granted for an equivalent assessment. 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. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment