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ED4460 - Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & 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 for children from birth to 18 years. 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 children/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;
  • establish learning goals and participate effectively in teams in line with personal skills and responsibilities;
  • 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;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and for BEd(ECE) students an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework at an assured level.
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

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching 24-Aug-2015 to 06-Nov-2015 (Full day seminar week beginning 24th August 2015 and week beginning 2nd November 2015)
Coordinator: Dr Peta Salter, Dr Kelsey Lowrie
Lecturers: Dr Peta Salter, <Person not found>.
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 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching 24-Aug-2015 to 06-Nov-2015 (Full day seminar week beginning 24th August 2015 and week beginning 2nd November 2015.)
Coordinator: Dr Peta Salter, Dr Kelsey Lowrie
Lecturers: Dr Peta Salter, <Person not found>.
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 27-Aug-2015
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 10-Dec-2015
Coordinator: Dr Peta Salter
Lecturers: Dr Kelsey Lowrie, <Person not found>.
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.