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ED4460 - Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Study Period 2 External offering 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;
  • establish learning goals and participate effectively in teams in line with personal skills and responsibilities;
  • 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;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an assured level.
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: ED3488

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Full day seminar week beginning 25th August and week beginning 3 November.)
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 50 hours fieldwork
Assessment: certified completion of service learning experience (minimum 50 hours) (50%); (a) satisfactory completion of pre experience task; and (b) satisfactory completion of post experience task (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: certified completion of service learning experience (minimum 50 hours) (50%); (a) satisfactory completion of pre experience task; and (b) satisfactory completion of post experience task (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

External, Study Period 11
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: certified completion of service learning experience (minimum 50 hours) (50%); (a) satisfactory completion of pre experience task; and (b) satisfactory completion of post experience task (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Full day seminar week beginning 26th August and week beginning 21st October.)
Coord/Lect: Dr Kelsey Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 50 hours fieldwork
Assessment: certified completion of service learning experience (minimum 50 hours) (50%); (a) satisfactory completion of pre experience task; and (b) satisfactory completion of post experience task (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

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.