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ED4490 - Fourth Year Professional Experience B

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available ONLY to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education.

This subject is the penultimate phase of the developmental curriculum for Professional Experience. During the final Professional Experience, preservice teachers (PSTs) will have an opportunity to enact their agency as leaders of learning, through their professional practice, demonstrated in the context of their classroom, school and the wider community. PSTs will complete a 25-day block practicum in a school and complete a range of activities to demonstrate their professional competence to assure their attainment of the Graduate Teacher Australian Professional Standards. Preservice teachers are required to plan, teach, assess and evaluate a minimum four-week block of full-time equivalent teaching within the allocated 25 days. For students enrolled in the BEd (Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Education), Professional Experience will be undertaken in a school with children aged 5-8 years. In addition, all students must attend five (5) days of on campus Professional Orientation (Intensive Workshop), which will include professional development and seminars with education leaders and stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply an advanced and integrated understanding of teacher professional knowledge, practice and engagement in the context of their professional experience placement, including the capacity to organise classroom activities and provide clear directions;
  • design, implement and evaluate curriculum, assessment and differentiated learning opportunities, to enhance learning outcomes for all students, including those from diverse cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds and with specific learning needs;
  • demonstrate mastery of professional numeracy and literacy content and the application of strategies for teaching numeracy and literacy in a variety of curricular contexts;
  • work collaboratively, effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically in their professional experience context with a critical understanding of regulatory requirements, ethical principles, practical approaches to manage challenging behaviour and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks;
  • use the Graduate Teacher APST to critically reflect on demonstrated skills, knowledge and attitudes during the professional experience and manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.

Subject Assessment

  • Satisfactory completion of Professional Experience and Professional Orientation.

Special Assessment Requirements

The completion of the required consecutive 25 days of Professional Experience and submission of a Satisfactory grading Minimum of Graduate Level in all descriptors against the Professional Experience QPERF Report. On-campus mandatory attendance at five (5) days of Professional Orientation (Intensive Workshop), which will include Professional Development.

Prerequisites: ED4488
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED4489

Availabilities

Townsville, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 25 days professional Experience

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 08-Jul-2021
Face to face teaching (Intensive Workshop Week - Dates to be advised)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 35 hours workshops - Professional Orientation
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 25 days professional Experience

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 08-Jul-2021
Face to face teaching (Intensive Workshop Week - Dates to be advised)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 35 hours workshops - Professional Orientation
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 35 hours workshops - Professional Orientation
  • 25 days professional Experience

JCU Singapore, Placement/fieldwork, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 35 hours workshops - Professional Orientation
  • 25 days professional Experience

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.