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ED5987 - Service Learning (Secondary)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject is the culminating experience for graduate student teachers (GSTs) in the Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary). The subject provides the opportunity to engage in a community-based service learning experience. This capstone experience (minimum 50 hours) will allow students to apply their professional skills in community contexts by leading a participatory action research project that addresses a real community need.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts;
  • Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in planning, decision-making, solving complex problems and leading curriculum and community engagement initiatives;
  • Communicate knowledge, skills and ideas through engagement with specialist and non-specialist audiences using advanced speaking, reading, writing, listening, numeracy and advocacy skills;
  • Apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Journal article - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (30%) - Individual.
Assumed knowledge based on the subjects completed in phase one, two and three of the MTL Secondary
Prerequisites: ED5979


Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Peta Salter
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 20 days placement

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Peta Salter.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 20 days placement

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.