EDUC 4209 - Professional Experience 2 (UG)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 4209 Course Professional Experience 2 (UG) Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Online for five week placement Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Student Teacher Interaction and two different Curriculum and Methodology A courses Incompatible EDUC 4206 Restrictions BTeaching 4th year students only Course Description The Professional Experience Course is central to the Teacher Education degree. It is the capstone course, drawing on cumulative learning across the coursework components of the degree and applying that in the school setting through practicum Placements. This course provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate they have met the requirements for the Teaching Performance Assessment through successful completion of the Placement and of an e-Portfolio.
Course Coordinator: Ms Stephanie Eglinton-WarnerRoom 8.16 Nexus 10
Ph: 831 34164
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Students will be notified of the dates for their 25 day Professional Experience Placement as soon as they are confirmed.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Understand and address a diversity of student cohorts and how they learn
2 Develop an initial understanding and growing expertise in the teaching methodologies of students’ curriculum
3 Develop an initial understanding of assessment and reporting processes, including the provision of feedback to students about their learning
4 Develop engagement with other professional educators, including curriculum area associations
The Professional Experience is the central focus of Teacher Education programs. The two (2) primary Professional Experiences Placements together with the ePortfolio constitute the capstone requirements for the completion of a teaching degree program.
Detailed information about the requirements of the Professional Expereince Placements and the ePortfolio can be found in the Professional Experience Handbook and the e-Portfolio Handbook respectively.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesThere are not required texts for this course.
Recommended ResourcesRecomended readings and resources will be detailed on the Professional Experience MyUni site
Online LearningMyUni will be used extensively as the platform for shairng information and resources related to this Professional Experience Placements and e-Portfolios.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe primary learning will occur on Professional Expereince Placement with guidance and support from the Mentor Teacher and University Liaison, and through self-directed investigation, reflection and evaluation.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Professional Experience Placement will be 5 consecutive weeks in a School totally 25 days.
Learning Activities SummarySee Professional Experience Placement Handbook and e-Portfolio Handbook for details.
Specific Course RequirementsThis course focusses on the completion of 25 days Professional Experience Placement and the e-Portfolio.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThis course does not offer a designated Small Group Discovery Experience.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome e-Portfolio Formative and Summative
2 weeks after the last day of the Professional Experience PlacementHurdle - met assessment requirements or revise and resubmit until you do
All Successful Completion of PE – 5 weeks in a school Ongoing formative with summative review at the end.
Assessments are made by Mentor Teachers in schools.
Completion of a 5 week placement 100% - students are awarded a non-Graded Pass/Fail All
Assessment Related RequirementsSee details of assessment requirements for e-Portfolio in the e-Portfolio Handbook and for the Professional Experience Placement in the Professional Experience Placement Handbook.
Assessment DetailSee details of assessment requirements for e-Portfolio in the e-Portfolio Handbook and for the Professional Experience Placement in
the Professional Experience Placement Handbook.
Submissione-Portfolio is due no later than 2 weeks after the last day of the Professional Experience Placement.
Final grades for this course will be determined on the basis of the Mentor Teacher Final Professional Experience Placement Report submitted by the school as soon as possibe following the placement and successful completion of the e-Portfolio.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme) Grade Description CN Continuing FNS Fail No Submission NFE No Formal Examination F Fail NGP Non Graded Pass P Pass C Credit D Distinction HD High Distinction RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
- LinkedIn Learning
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.
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