EDUC 4090 - Prof Experience B & Assess for Graduate Teaching
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 4090 Course Prof Experience B & Assess for Graduate Teaching Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact 6 x 3 hours + placement Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites EDUC 4206, EDUC 4211, EDUC 4215, EDUC 4221 Restrictions Bachelor of Teaching Course Description Professional Experience is central to the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program at the University of Adelaide's School of Education. This course prepares Pre-service teachers for the final in-school teaching placement. It is the culmination of a series of developmentally sequenced Professional Experience placements preparing Pre-service teachers for their final secondary school placement in a Department for Education, Independent, Lutheran or Catholic Education school. All Pre-service teachers will be required to meet all placement and Assessment for Graduate Teaching (AfGT) assessments aligned to the Australian Professional Standard for Teachers (APST) to successfully meet the capstone requirements of this subject.
Course Coordinator: Ms Amy Robinson
Course Coordinator: Ms. Amy Kay Robinson
Director of Placement, Partnerships and Engagement: Dr. Brendan Bentley
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomesa) to reflect on their classroom teaching practices including the elements of planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting;
b) to demonstrate an understanding and application of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) at Graduate level;
c) to be aware of the distinctions between meeting and not meeting the APST at Graduate level;
d) to participate in a reliable, appropriate assessment and moderation processes ensuring consistent scoring between assessors
e) to engage with other professional educators such as professional associations and employment bodies.
f) to create and maintain professional relationships with teacher-colleagues and school leaders, as well as the wider school community.
g) to meet all criteria for professional accreditation.
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.
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.
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 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital 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 preparatory and supplementary readings will be made available in the Course Readings area of Canvas.
Recommended ResourcesAll preparatory and supplementary readings will be made available in the Course Readings area of Canvas.
Online LearningLearning resources will be available to pre-service teachers on Canvas.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is completed face-to-face on campus over six weeks.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.6 x 3-hour workshop / lecture
Learning Activities Summary
Week Topic Learning Outcomes 1 Welcome, AfGT, and Wellbeing c,d,g 2 Belief Statements, Department for Education, Grdaute Teacher Testamonial e,f,g 3 Independent Education Union, Catholic Education South Australia, Education South Australia e,f,g 4 AfGT Elements 1 and 4 a,b,c,d,g 5 AfGT Elements 2 and 3 a,b,c,d,g 6 Teachers' Registration Board of South Australia, AITSL Self-Assessment Tool, University Liaisons a,b,c,d,g
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 SummaryThis course has four assessments called 'Elements':
Element 1: Planning
Element 2: Analysing Teaching Practice
Element 3:Assessing for Impact on Student Leaaring
Element 4:Expanding Practice
Pre-Service Teachers must pass all the above listed assessments, including the Placement Report.
Assessment Related Requirements
Pre-service teachers must have obtain the following before commencing any professional experience placements:
- Working with Children Check
- Responding to Risk of Harm, Abuse and Neglect - Education and Carev (RANH-EC)
- Permission to Proceed: Before attending professional experience(s), students must:
- meet all the above compliancey requirements,
- meet attendance requirements
- completed and submitted elements 1 and 4
- passed Curriculum and Methodology courses
This course has four assessments called 'Elements':
Element 1: Planning
Plan a sequence of lessons (unit of work) of five to eight lessons to be taught oin your final placement, including accompanying resources and assessments.
Element 2: Analysing Teaching Practice
Capture two 5 to 8 minute segments of your teacching during your final placement for ou and your mentor to critically reflect on and develop strategies for development.
Element 3: Assessing for Impact on Student Learing
Using three student samples from a summative assessment during your final palcement, complete the required template (to be shared during this course) to demonstrate diagnositic strategies and subsequent scaffolding of the class' and the specific students' learning.
Element 4: Expanding Practice
Respond to four learning scenarios making a judgement based deision on how you would proceed in your practice. Each scenario requires a mutiple choice response and a written justification. This assignment is completed via online portal which will be shared to students at the time of completion.
Pre-Service teachers must pass all Australian Professional Standards for Teachers-Graduate (APSTs) Standards on professional experience placement.
SubmissionAssessments will be submitted via MyUni as file uploads.
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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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
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