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ED4620 - Developing Your Professional Identity through Service-Learning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The primary goal of this subject is to assist students to develop a sense of professional identity as they transition from their undergraduate studies into the workforce or to postgraduate studies. This subject is positioned as a Level 4 subject as it is envisaged that it will build upon students' conceptual understandings attained in SC1101: Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding, ED2610 Nature of Inquiry, and ED3610 Professional Communication Practices, and ED3620 Professional Practices: Assessment & Evaluation. This subject will provide opportunities for STEM undergraduate students to enhance their professional skills and competencies and to consolidate their career development and planning. In addition, ED4620: Developing Your Professional Identity will facilitate opportunities for the STEM students to reflect on their own development as an ethical citizen and as a future leader in the tropics. Having completed the two pre-requisite professional practice education minor subjects, students will be placed, as a team of 2 to 3 students, in a service learning project where they are to collaborate in order to enable an organisation or institution to enact and evaluate a science communication/education project in the community.

Learning Outcomes

  • work with community groups or organisations to negotiate and enact a project with benefits for the both the community-partner and the student, and record this in a value proposition statement;
  • collaborate with peers and community representatives to scope the logistical aspects of the project, including protocols for communication and strategies for evaluating the outcomes of the project;
  • create and evaluate a communication plan and associated communication products as well as an evaluation plan and associated evaluation products;
  • critically reflect on the effectiveness of their own contribution towards realising the goals of the negotiated project.
Prerequisites: ED3610 AND ED3620Students enrolling in ED4620 will be required to complete the equivalent of an 80 hour community based co-placement with an organisation or institution in order to negotiate and deliver a science communication/education project. Students enrolling in ED4620 must hold a Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card) through the Queensland Governments Public Safety Business Agency. For more information, refer to: http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
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
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (30%); professional portfolio (70%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
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
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (30%); professional portfolio (70%).

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.