Course Title: Professional Experience: Inclusion and Diversity in Movement Contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Inclusion and Diversity in Movement Contexts

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2653

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Melanie Nash

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 6656

Course Coordinator Email: melanie.nash@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

TCHE2625 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education

TCHE2658 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education


Course Description

 

In this course, you will learn about the key concepts of social inclusion/exclusion and inclusive practices within Health, Physical Education and Sport. The course will develop your knowledge on planning for differentiation in teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of students with diverse abilities, and/or from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious, sexual/gender and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Therefore, it will require you to examine barriers and enablers for diverse populations related to inclusive practice. This course will also develop your knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support participation and learning of students with diverse abilities, and/or from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious, sexual/gender and socioeconomic backgrounds.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a school environment and where feedback from supervising staff and mentors are integral to the learning experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

 

AITSL  Standards

  1. Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of inclusive education industry benchmarks, standards and legislative requirements.

1.5, 1.6, 7.2

  1. Describe the benefits and challenges of promoting inclusion and diversity in Health, Physical Education and Sport, and demonstrate ability to modify activities to maximise participation and engagement.

2.1, 4.1

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts of social inclusion/exclusion and examine issues relating to diversity in Health, Physical Education and Sport.

4.1

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges faced by students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious, sexual/gender and socioeconomic backgrounds.

1.3, 1.6

  1. Demonstrate effective skills in communicating and collaborating in professional contexts

 


Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in practical applications in Health, Physical Education and Sport
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and apply evidence-based high-impact teaching strategies in professional practice
  • Analyse and evaluate student-centred learning approaches to plan effectively for differentiation in health, physical education and sport
  • Create a safe and engaging learning environment using inclusive strategies, sustainable practices and digital technologies for diverse audiences


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of face-to-face and online activities including lectures, workshops, practical activities, readings, collaborative group work, class discussion and individual reflection.

Your learning in this course will also involve professional experience in an educational classroom 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.

Assessment task (%)

CLO

AITSL Standards

Planning and implementation of teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs for inclusion of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds (lesson plans from school experience and teaching; 30%)

2, 3, 4

1.3, 1.6, 4.1

Group presentation – Peer conference: A specific dimension of diversity – gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social class (40%)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 4.1

Design and implementing an Individual Leaning Plan (30%)

1, 2, 3, 4

1.6, 3.1, 3.7, 4.1, 4.4, 7.2, 7.4

In order to pass this course, you are required to receive a satisfactory assessment on your professional experience, in accordance with expectations outlined in the PX Handbook for the course. Due to safety and professional accreditation requirements students must satisfactorily complete all practical sessions. If you fail to meet this requirement, for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, you will not pass the course. If granted Special Consideration, you may become eligible to complete alternative professional experience and/or practical activity to pass the course.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks

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.