EDUC 7211 - Professional Experience II
North Terrace Campus - Quadmester 3 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 7211 Course Professional Experience II Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Quadmester 3 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 25 days of School Placements = 187 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites EDUC 7210, Curriculum and Pedagogy courses in two teaching areas Restrictions Available to Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary) students only Course Description The Professional Experience placement is central to the Initial Teacher Education program. EDUC 7211 is the second of three placements in the Master of Teaching degree. This 25-day Professional Experience course prepares Pre-service teachers for their secondary school placement in a Department for Education, Independent, Lutheran or Catholic school.
Course Coordinator: Dr Brendan Bentley
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to: APST (Graduate) 1 Understand and account for in planning, the diversity for student cohorts and how they learn. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1 2 Understand and apply the teaching methodologies of their curriculum area(s). 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 3 Plan for and implement effective and appropriate learning activities. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 4 Create supportive and safe learning environments, including the initial development of a repertoire of effective and ethical behaviour management strategies. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5 Understand assessment and reporting processes, including the provision of feedback to students and other stakeholders about their learning. 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6 Engage with other professional educators such as Curriculum area associations. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 7 Create and maintain professional relationships with teacher-colleagues and school leaders as well as the wider school community. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
2, 3, 5
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
2, 3, 5
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesAll readings will be provided during lectures and seminars. Pre-service teachers are requried to download and have available a copy the School of Education's 2022 Professional Experience Handbook.
Recommended ResourcesAustralian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).
Online LearningThis course requires face to face attendance at a school site and is not presented online.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesPre-service teachers, in this course, undertake 25 days of placement at a Middle/Secondary School (Year 7-12).
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
WORKLOAD TOTAL HOURS 25 days placements at a Secondary School (Approx. 7 hours per day) 175 hours
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week Topic Learning Outcomes APST (Graduate) 1 Placement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ALL APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes 2 Placement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ALL APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes 3 Placement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ALL APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes 4 Placement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ALL APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes 5 Placement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ALL APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes
Specific Course RequirementsWorking With Children Clearance (Post 1st July 2019) or Department of Community Supervision and Intervention and Responding to abuse and neglect training-Education and Care are mandatory requirements.
Pre-service teachers will be involved in the ongoing creation and development of a professional e-Portfolio addressing all 37 of the Graduate Level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).
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 Weighting Learning Outcome APST (Graduate) Placement (25 days)
(Professional Experience Interim and Final Report)
Summative 100% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ALL APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes e-Portfolio Formative 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ALL APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes
Assessment Related RequirementsMentor Teachers in placement schools undertake the assessment of the Pre-service teachers during Professional Experience II placement. Mentors are required to supervise and report on the Pre-service teacher’s progress by providing an interim report and a final report at the conclusion of the placement.
This placement, along with Professional Experiences I and III and the e-Portfolio are capstone requirements for the Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary) Pre-service teachers. All Pre-service teachers are required to meet the Graduate Level of the APST and evidence of this achievement is recorded through the e-Portfolio
Assessment Task Description APST (Graduate) Placement The 25 day Professional Experience Placement is the second placement experience for Master of Teaching Pre-service teachers. The placement is undertaken in a secondary school setting and requires Pre-service teachers to teach continuously for the duration of the placement in their specialised subject area. The successful completion of this placement requires Pre-service teachers to demonstrate teaching skills relative to the expectations associated with the second teaching experience and the APST Standards at the graduate level. All APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes e-Portfolio During the 25 day Professional Experience Placement Pre-service teachers are required to continue to collect artefacts or pieces of evidence for their e-Portfolio to meet the Graduate Level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) relative to the expectations associated with the second teaching experience. All APSTs listed against Learning Outcomes
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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.
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