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Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to build on skills and knowledge developed in Professional Experience I through further classroom experience. Provides an understanding of theory, issues and contemporary practice of educational program evaluation and how it relates to the secondary school context. Students will develop an understanding of the practical skills required when designing, conducting and reporting educational program evaluations. Focuses on the further requirements for beginning teachers starting out in this profession, in regards to the skills needed to be a competent, confident and effective practitioner.

Unit content

Module 1 – The Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA)

  • Introduction to the GTPA
  • The importance of context in relation to student learning
  • Data and evidence
  • Aligning curriculum, planning and assessment for teaching
  • Feedback and judgment
  • Standards and moderation
  • Culminating statement, justifications and reflection

Module 2 – Preparation for the Profession

  • Ongoing professional learning
  • Communicating with parents and carers 
  • Working in a learning community
  • Employment preparation
  • Preparation for Professional Experience

Module 3 – Professional Experience II

Students will undertake 25 days of professional experience.

  • Observation
  • Planning for teaching
  • Lesson implementation
  • Assessment
  • Reflection on practice
  • Meeting requirements

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
1Demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to plan for and manage successful learning as measured against the AITSL standards.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills
2Describe the role and value of educational program evaluation in secondary educational settings and select appropriate evaluation methods to suit different purposes.Intellectual rigour
3Design and implement an evaluation relevant to a specific program /unit of work in a secondary school.Intellectual rigour
4Analyse and evaluate the range of contexts for teaching, the need for innovative teaching practices, the need to respond to the diverse needs of students and the importance of working within a wider community, including parents and carers.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills
5Reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.Lifelong learning
6Confidently approach the interview process for future employment.Communication and social skills
7Identify professional development needs and goals and seek advice and support from colleagues.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to plan for and manage successful learning as measured against the AITSL standards.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Describe the role and value of educational program evaluation in secondary educational settings and select appropriate evaluation methods to suit different purposes.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. Design and implement an evaluation relevant to a specific program /unit of work in a secondary school.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. Analyse and evaluate the range of contexts for teaching, the need for innovative teaching practices, the need to respond to the diverse needs of students and the importance of working within a wider community, including parents and carers.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. Confidently approach the interview process for future employment.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. Identify professional development needs and goals and seek advice and support from colleagues.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • 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.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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