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ED4460 - Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Study Period 2 External offering is available to ECE online students only.

This subject focuses preservice teachers on the pedagogy and practice of service learning. Preservice teachers will integrate meaningful community service (minimum 50 hours) with learning experiences and reflection to enrich their understanding of their own teaching role. The service-learning projects will aim to strengthen communities with a focus on activities that promote social and environmental responsibility. Preservice teachers will explore a range of learning partnerships with community agencies, industry and business, preparing them for their role with students and in the wider community. Students have the option of local, national and international service learning experiences including opportunities for internships in schools (as authorised by the QCT).

Learning Outcomes

  • critically reflect on professional learning, active citizenship and contribution to community;
  • demonstrate professional engagement with colleagues and the wider community in order to foster sustainable communities;
  • understand and apply the key principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession and ensure that service learning experience enhances the status of the profession;
  • establish professional learning goals and participate effectively in teams in line with personal skills and responsibilities;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and, for BEd(ECE) students, relevant ACECQA standards.

Subject Assessment

  • pre-placement proposal (15%)
  • post placement reflection (35%)
  • placement report (50%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Satisfactory completion of all components

Assumed
Knowledge:
It is assumed that students will have: strong academic literacy capabilities; appropropriate knowledge and skills to engage critically with texts and tasks; capacity for reflection and effective professional and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to work in new settings and contribute in meaningful ways; capacity for time-management and strong organisational skills.
Prerequisites: ED3097 or ED3197 or ED3297

Availabilities

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 50 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours - online engagement
  • 50 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 11
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours - online engagement
  • 50 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 50 hours placement
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 50 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.