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ED4460 - Service Learning

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
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.
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 (allow concurrent ENR in ED3488) or (ED2492 and ED2493)

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Peta Salter
Contact hours:
  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 50 hours clinical placement
Assessment: pre-placement proposal (15%); post placement reflection (35%); placement report (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Peta Salter
Contact hours:
    • 50 hours fieldwork
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: pre-placement proposal (15%); post placement reflection (35%); placement report (50%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

    External, Study Period 11
    Census Date 12-Dec-2019
    Contact hours:
      • 50 hours fieldwork
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: pre placement proposal (15%); post placement reflection (35%); placement report (50%).
      Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components
      Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

      Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Face to face teaching (TBA)
      Coordinator: Dr Peta Salter
      Contact hours:
      • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
      • 50 hours clinical placement
      Assessment: pre-placement proposal (15%); post placement reflection (35%); placement report (50%).
      Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of all components

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 10 hours workshops/Seminars
      • 50 hours fieldwork
      Assessment: pre-placement proposal (15%); post-placement proposal (35%); placement report (50%).

      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.