EDUC 4209 - Professional Experience 2 (UG)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 4209
    Course Professional Experience 2 (UG)
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    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 Available to BTeach 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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Brendan Bentley

    This is a transitional course and will not be offered in 2019.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On 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
    area(s)
    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
    2,4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There are not required texts for this course.
    Recommended Resources
    Recomended readings and resources will be detailed on the Professional Experience MyUni site
    Online Learning
    MyUni 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 Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    No information currently available.

    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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.

  • Student Feedback

    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.

  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
  • Fraud Awareness

    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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