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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills developed in other Professional Experiences units through a further classroom teaching experience as well as professional development or volunteer work in the wider education community. Students extend their understanding of how schools and teachers work within their communities, and what it means to be an effective and competent teacher.

Unit content

Module 1: Professional Development – where to now? This module requires students to attend online tutorials.

Module 2: Professional Experience This module requires students to undertake a professional experience block. This must be completed during the study period.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1knowledge, respect and understanding of the social, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and how these factors may affect learningCultural competence
2knowledge and understanding of students' skills, interests and prior achievements and their impact on learningCultural competence
3knowledge of the available professional development opportunities and the importance of personal planning to ongoing professional growthLifelong learning
4an understanding of the importance of involving parents and caregivers in the educative process and the use of a number of strategies to seek that involvementCommunication and social skills
5the capacity to work effectively with external professionals, teachers' aides and community-based personnel to enhance student learning opportunitiesLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
6the capacity to liaise, communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with parents, caregivers, colleagues, industry and the local community. On completion of the professional experience placement students should have achieved the Graduate Teacher Standards.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. knowledge, respect and understanding of the social, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and how these factors may affect learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. knowledge and understanding of students' skills, interests and prior achievements and their impact on learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. knowledge of the available professional development opportunities and the importance of personal planning to ongoing professional growth
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. an understanding of the importance of involving parents and caregivers in the educative process and the use of a number of strategies to seek that involvement
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. the capacity to work effectively with external professionals, teachers' aides and community-based personnel to enhance student learning opportunities
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. the capacity to liaise, communicate and interact effectively and appropriately with parents, caregivers, colleagues, industry and the local community. On completion of the professional experience placement students should have achieved the Graduate Teacher Standards.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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