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ED4460 - Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education

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. Experiences will include options for local, national and international experiences including opportunities for internships (as authorised by the QCT).

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and access learning communities and networks that foster sustainable communities;
  • review legal, ethical and professional responsibilities associated with service learning experience and ensure conduct enhances the status of the profession;
  • establish learning goals and participate effectively in teams inline with personal skills and responsibilities;
  • explain how to apply approaches to learning that foster active citizenship in their own teaching;
  • critically reflect on professional learning and contribution to community.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: ED3488

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (27 August to 7 September 2012 and 22 to 26 October 2012)
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

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (27 August to 7 September 2012 and 22 to 26 October 2012)
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

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
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

Study Period 11, External
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
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.

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.