EPR735 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2021

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2021 must be enrolled in course E763, D303 or D304

Prerequisite:

Students commencing course E763 in 2020: Must pass units
EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR731, EEH730, EPR732 and
2 units from your chosen Secondary Curriculum study methods

Students commencing course D303 or D304 in 2020: Must pass units EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR731, EEH730, EPR732, and
2 units from ECL761, ESM724, ESS741, ESS744, EHI701, EHU701, ETL710, ECA731, ECA734 or ECA735

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

EPR715, EPR725, EPR745, EPR755, EPR713, EPR723, EPR733, EPR743, EPR753

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and 1 x 3-hour scheduled face to face workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) including a 1 x 1-hour Placement Briefing Lecture.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.

Participation is highly recommended in the scheduled 1-hour Blackboard Collaborate Placement Briefing Session.

In-person attendance requirements

Preservice Teachers will also be required to attend 25-days of professional experience in a secondary school.

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Note:

Trimester 1 enrolments for this unit close on 15 November (year preceding).

Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on 15 May.

Please refer to the Professional Experience Office website for further information regarding your professional experience placement.

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery

Content

This unit is a capstone experience where Preservice Teachers examine teachers’ work and align these practices to the relevant professional standards. Preservice Teachers will independently investigate and critically examine their emergent teacher identity and the role of the teacher in the 21st century in relation to research literature, legal and ethical codes and responsibilities and professional standards in early years/primary/secondary contexts.

Preservice Teachers will select key teaching, learning and assessment artefacts* and build their professional portfolio to evidence informed and adaptive practice and impact on learning with a focus on assessment. The unit requires critical reflection in and on the professional practice of teaching through critical engagement in teacher-research, professional learning and communication with members of the profession and the wider school community and/or early years setting.

* All Preservice Teachers in school-based settings should address the general capabilities in their planning and assessment, specifically literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.

Hurdle requirement

Professional Experience
For Preservice Teachers enrolled in School of Education courses, the Professional Experience component is assessed primarily by the site-based teacher (Mentor) who advises the Unit Chair. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component in this unit is compulsory in order for the Preservice Teacher to graduate from the program. Preservice teachers on placement are required to attend or access the Professional Experience Briefing session, and to familiarise themselves with the AITSL professional standards (https://www.aitsl.edu.au/teach/standards), the Deakin Professional Experience policies, guidelines and expectations (http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/faculties/artsed/soe/professional-experience-placement) and with Cloud site materials for Professional Experience.

In this final Professional Experience placement, mentors will assess PSTs demonstration of informed and critically reflective teaching practice and their ‘readiness to teach’ against the Graduate Standards.

Unit Fee Information

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