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ECHP223 – Professional Experience 3

2017 – S2 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convener
Dr Iain Hay
Tutor and Professional Experience Coordinator
Ms Michelle Wilson
Please email via iLearn dialogue to make appointments for consultation
Credit points Credit points
3
Prerequisites Prerequisites
EDUC260 and ECHP222 and ECH232 and admission to BED(ECE)(0-12)
Corequisites Corequisites
ECHE234
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit provides students with an understanding of the primary school environment. They will explore relationships between prior-to-school and school settings, understanding of ACARA and NSW BOSTES, strategies for managing behaviour and working in partnership with families, colleagues and communities. Students will develop their assessment, planning and teaching skills through participation in a 20 day Professional Experience placement in a primary school classroom.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the role of NSW Education Standards Authority (formally known as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (NSW BOSTES) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in relation to curriculum.
  2. Identify the importance of links and transition processes between schools and prior toschool services.
  3. Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  4. Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  5. Observe and assess children in context.
  6. Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).
  7. Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.
  9. Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work throughout the unit.

General Assessment Information

The information in this Unit Guide must be read in conjunction with the following documents available for download from iLearn:

  • Unit Readings, Assessments & Study Guide
  • EC Professional Experience Handbook
  • Professional Experience Guide
  • Professional Field Visits Guide

Department of Educational Studies Electronic Communication

During semester time, staff may contact students using the following ways:

  • Dialogue function on iLearn
  • Official MQ Student Email Address

It is the student’s responsibility to check all electronic communication on a regular weekly basis.

Department of Educational Studies (EC) Unit Expectations

  • In order to be eligible for a passing grade, students must meet the following attendance requirements:

◦ Internal Students: Participate in at least 80% of all tutorials – punctuality is expected. Consistent lateness or absence will jeopardise a passing grade

◦ External Students: Participate in all on-campus sessions – punctuality is expected.

  • Students are required to contribute to all online and tutorials tasks
  • Students are expected to read weekly readings before completing tasks and attending tutorials
  • Students are expected to listen/attend weekly lectures before completing tasks and attending tutorials
  • All assessment tasks must be submitted

Department of Educational Studies (EC) Professional Experience Unit Academic

Expectations

  • In order to be eligible for a passing grade, students must meet the following attendance requirements:

◦ Internal Students: Participate in at least 80% of all tutorials – punctuality is expected. Consistent lateness or absence will jeopardise a passing grade

◦ External Students: Participate in all on-campus sessions – punctuality is expected. Please note that non-participation will lead to exclusion from the unit. Students who are unable to participate due to illness or other unavoidable disruption will be supported in their application to withdraw without academic penalty.

  • For all PG Professional Experience Units, participation at all workshops is compulsory and punctuality is expected. Consistent lateness will jeopardise a passing grade.
  • Students are required to contribute to all online and tutorials/workshops tasks
  • Students are expected to read weekly readings before completing tasks and attending tutorials/workshops*
  • Students are expected to listen/attend weekly lectures before completing tasks and attending tutorials/workshops
  • All assessment tasks must be submitted
  • Feedback from Tertiary Supervisors and/or Supervising Teachers is of a general nature. It is incumbent on the student to check the requirements of assessments against the marking criteria and unit outcomes prior to submission.
  • In order to meet all expectations for this unit, students must:
  • attain an overall minimum of a Pass grade for the written submission components, AND
  • attain a ‘Satisfactory’ grade for their Professional Experience Evaluation Report

Department of Educational Studies (EC) Professional Experience Unit Placement Expectations  

  • Students are required to complete 20 days of Professional Experience at an early childhood centre for children aged birth-5* or a school*
  • To be eligible to commence the block placement component of this unit, students
  • Must have submitted all written assessment tasks and/or associated unit component requirements prior to the commencement of the block
  • Must meet the participation requirements for the unit
  • Students must be able to present evidence of completion of the following prior to semester census date in order to receive a placement for Professional Experience:
  • A Working with Children Check or State/ Territory equivalent
  • Anaphylaxis training (practical and on line training)*
  • Child Protection online training*
  • A Working with Children Check or State/Territory equivalent is required by the end of Week 3 to be eligible for a placement. Students may need to withdraw from this unit if this has not been obtained in time.
  • Students may not be able to commence their placement until all alleged academic honesty breaches have been investigated and concluded.
  • Students are expected to negotiate with the supervising teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units.
  • Students who are completing a unit offered by another department are expected to inform and negotiate with that unit convener about their professional experience block dates and to discuss how that unit's requirements can be met. For some situations, it may mean that you are enrolled externally for that unit so that your attendance for tutorials for that unit is not impacted.
  • Feedback from Tertiary Supervisors and/or Supervising Teachers is of a general nature. It is incumbent on the student to check the requirements of assessments against the marking criteria and unit outcomes prior to submission.
  • In order to meet the Professional Experience placement expectations of this unit, students must:
  • attain a ‘Satisfactory’ grade for their Professional Experience Practical Work in their Evaluation Report, AND
  • attain a ‘Satisfactory’ grade for their Professional Experience Folder in their Evaluation Report

Withdrawing from this UG Unit

If you are considering withdrawing from this unit, please seek academic advice by writing to des.ug@mq.edu.au before doing so as this unit may be a co-requisite or prerequisite for units in the following semesters and may impact on your progression through the degree.

Department of Educational Studies (EC) Assessment Presentation & Submission Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines when you submit each assignment:

  • Allow a left and right-hand margin of at least 2cm in all assignments.
  • Please type all assignments using 12-point font and 1.5 spacing.
  • All assessments must be submitted through Turnitin in .doc or .pdf format for submission.
  • It is the onus of the student to ensure that all assessments are successfully submitted through Turnitin.
  • Faculty assignment cover sheets are NOT required for this unit.

Draft Submissions & Turnitin Originality Reports

  • Students may use Turnitin’s Originality Report as a learning tool to improve their academic writing if this option is made available in the unit.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to upload a draft copy of each assessment to Turnitin at least one week prior to the due date to obtain an Originality Report.
  • The Originality Report provides students with a similarity index that may indicate if plagiarism has occurred. Students will be able to make amendments to their drafts prior to their final submission on the due date.
  • Generally, one Originality Report is generated every 24 hours up to the due date.

When preparing your assignments, it is essential that:

  • Students must retain a copy of all assignments before submission, and retain the copy until your final grade for the subject has been received;
  • Marks will be deducted if you submit your assessment late (refer to the ‘late assessments’ section below for more details);
  • Unless there are exceptional circumstances, no assessment will be accepted after the date that the assessment has been returned to other students.
  • If an assessment is considered to be below passing standard, another staff member on the unit will provide a second opinion. No failed assessment may be re-submitted.

Final Submissions

  • Students are responsible for checking that their submission has been successful and has been submitted by the due date and time.
  • Late submissions due to last minute technical difficulties will incur a lateness penalty.

Assignment extensions and late penalties

Applications for extensions must be made via AskMQ at https://ask.mq.edu.au as a "Disruption to Studies" request before the submission date. Students who experience a disruption to their studies through ill-health or misadventure are able to apply for this request. Extensions can only be granted if they meet the Disruption to Studies policy and are submitted via ask.mq.edu.au. This will ensure consistency in the consideration of such requests is maintained.

In general, there should be no need for extensions except through illness or misadventure that would be categorised as unavoidable disruption according to the University definition of same, and currently available at:

http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/exams/disruption_to_studies/

Late submissions without extension will receive a penalty of 5% reduction of the total possible mark for each day late (including weekends and public holidays). You are reminded that submitting even just 1 day late could be the difference between passing and failing a unit. Late penalties are applied by unit convenors or their delegates after tasks are assessed.

No assessable work will be accepted after the return/release of marked work on the same topic. If a student is still permitted to submit on the basis of unavoidable disruption, an alternative topic may be set.

Students should keep an electronic file of all assessments. Claims regarding "lost" assessments cannot be made if the file cannot be produced. It is also advisable to keep an electronic file of all drafts and the final submission on a USB untouched/unopened after submission. This can be used to demonstrate easily that the assessment has not been amended after the submission date.

  • Please notify the unit coordinator of your intention to request an extension (via Dialogue in iLearn), however, an extension will only be granted on receipt of the completed form submitted through ask.mq.edu.au, plus documentation.
  • Emails are not appropriate means of extension requests.
  • It is essential that you plan ahead and organise your study time effectively. Poor time management is not grounds for an extension

Department of Educational Studies (EC) Academic Honesty Guidelines:

All assignments should cite and provide full bibliographical details of all material that you have used to inform or support your ideas. At the Institute of Early Childhood, students are required to use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing procedures. Full details about how to cite and reference correctly can be found in Perrin (2015).

The following guide can be purchased from the Co-op Bookshop. This is a required text: * Perrin, R. (2015). Pocket guide to APA style (5th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.

Detailed information for each individual assessment can be found on the ECHP223 iLearn site under Assessment.

All assessments must be submitted and Professional Experience completed satisfactorily in order to be considered for a passing grade in this unit.

It is expected that students will select literature appropriate to the primary school context and age of children. Texts from previous Professional Experience units are not to be used in this unit.

Professional Experience Unit Placement Expectations

  • Students are required to complete 20 days of Professional Experience at a school on a specified grade.
  • To be eligible to commence the block placement component of this unit, students:

◦ Must have submitted all written assessment tasks and/or associated unit component requirements prior to the commencement of the block; ◦ Must meet the participation requirements for the unit.

Students may need to withdraw from this unit if this has not been obtained in time:

◦ A Working with Children Check or State/ Territory equivalent ◦ Anaphylaxis certificate for training (practical and on line training) ◦ Child Protection certificate from online training.

  • Students may not be able to commence their placement until all alleged academic honesty breaches have been investigated and concluded
  • Students are expected to negotiate with the supervising teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times that do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students who are completing a unit offered by another department are expected to inform and negotiate with that unit convener about their professional experience block dates and to discuss how that unit's requirements can be met. For some situations, it may mean that you are enrolled externally for that unit so that your attendance for tutorials for that unit is not impacted.
  • Students who are completing a unit offered by another department are expected to inform and negotiate with that unit convener about their professional experience block dates and to discuss how that unit's requirements can be met. For some situations, it may mean that you are enrolled externally for that unit so that your attendance for tutorials for that unit is not impacted.
  • Feedback from Tertiary Supervisors and/or Supervising Teachers is of a general nature. It is incumbent on the student to check the requirements of assessments against the marking criteria and unit outcomes prior to submission.
  • In order to meet the Professional Experience expectations of this unit, students must:

◦ attain a ‘Satisfactory’ grade for their Professional Experience Practical Work in their Evaluation Report AND

◦ attain a ‘Satisfactory’ grade for their Professional Experience Folder in their Evaluation Report

Withdrawing from this UG Unit

If you are considering withdrawing from this unit, please seek academic advice by emailing iec@mq.edu.au to obtain an appointment with an academic adviser before withdrawing. This unit may be a co-requisite or prerequisite for units in the following semesters and may impact on your progression through the degree.

Units with Submissions of Family & Children’s Records

Family and Children’s Records at Department of Educational Studies 

Some assessment tasks require students to submit records about families and about children and their learning. It is expected that the records submitted are original, authentic, adheres to the ethical practices of the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics (2016) and is the work of the student. Issues with the authenticity of such records will be investigated for possible forgery (see Fabrication in the EC Academic Honesty Handbook). Please note that submitted records can only be used once for assessment purposes.

Confidentiality

Students must respect the need for sensitivity and confidentially and ensure that privacy obligations are met. There should be nothing in assessment submissions that identifies a centre or school. Use only the first name for children, families and staff. Do not record details that enable identification of the site, and of the adults or children.

Academic Honesty Guidelines:

All assignments should cite and provide full bibliographical details of all material that you have used to inform or support your ideas. At the Institute of Early Childhood, students are required to use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing procedures. Full details about how to cite and reference correctly can be found in Perrin (2015) and in the Academic Honesty Handbook.

Required text

Perrin, R. (2015). Pocket guide to APA style (5th ed.). Wadsworth: Cengage Learning.

Grades will be awarded at the completion of the unit according to the following criteria.

 

HD            High Distinction 85-100%

Provides consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding in relation to the learning outcomes. There is substantial originality and insight in identifying, generating and communicating competing arguments, perspectives or problem solving approaches; critical evaluation of problems, their solutions and their implications; creativity in application as appropriate to the discipline.

D               Distinction 75-84%

Provides evidence of integration and evaluation of critical ideas, principles and theories, distinctive insight and ability in applying relevant skills and concepts in relation to learning outcomes. There is demonstration of frequent originality in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions; and the use of means of communication appropriate to the discipline and the audience.

Cr              Credit 65-74%

Provides evidence of learning that goes beyond replication of content knowledge or skills relevant to the learning outcomes. There is demonstration of substantial understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of study and the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts; convincing argumentation with appropriate coherent justification; communication of ideas fluently and clearly in terms of the conventions of the discipline.

P                Pass 50-64%

Provides sufficient evidence of the achievement of learning outcomes. There is demonstration of understanding and application of fundamental concepts of the field of study; routine argumentation with acceptable justification; communication of information and ideas adequately in terms of the conventions of the discipline. The learning attainment is considered satisfactory or adequate or competent or capable in relation to the specified outcomes.

F                Fail 0-49%

Does not provide evidence of attainment of learning outcomes. There is missing or partial or superficial or faulty understanding and application of the fundamental concepts in the field of study; missing, undeveloped, inappropriate or confusing argumentation; incomplete, confusing or lacking communication of ideas in ways that give little attention to the conventions of the discipline.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Due
Transition to school 15% Week 3, 18/8/17
Children's behaviour 40% Week 7, 13/9/17
Professional Experience 45% Week 13, 10/11/17

Transition to school

Due: Week 3, 18/8/17
Weighting: 15%

This assessment will enable students to develop an understanding of transition to school processes and strategies from the primary school perspective.

This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:      • Identify the importance of links and transition processes between schools and prior to        school services.      • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff,        families and different communities.      • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work        throughout the unit.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the importance of links and transition processes between schools and prior toschool services.
  • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).

Children's behaviour

Due: Week 7, 13/9/17
Weighting: 40%

The purpose of this assessment is to articulate appropriate strategies to guide children’s behaviour and the theories which underpin these strategies.

This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:      • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding        children’s behaviour.      • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work        throughout the unit.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).

Professional Experience

Due: Week 13, 10/11/17
Weighting: 45%

This assessment has two components:

Part A Recording children’s learning This assessment develops student’s understanding of the importance of the AITSL Graduate Teacher Standards in relation to their role in recording children’s learning.

Extensions will not be granted for this assessment unless students have supporting documentation for absence from placement for 5 or more days.

Part B Professional Experience Evaluation document This document is graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory and determines the outcome of the placement and therefore the unit.

This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:      • Identify the role of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW        (NSW BOSTES) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority        (ACARA) in relation to curriculum.      • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding        children’s behaviour.      • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school        settings      • Observe and assess children in context.      • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key        Learning Areas (KLAs).      • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.      • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff,        families and different communities.      • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work        throughout the unit.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the role of NSW Education Standards Authority (formally known as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (NSW BOSTES) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in relation to curriculum.
  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.
  • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work throughout the unit.

Delivery and Resources

It is the responsibility of individual students to be aware of pre and co requisites throughout their program. If you are considering withdrawing from this unit please seek academic advice as this may impact on your progression throughout the degree.

Students in this unit should read this unit outline carefully at the start of semester. It contains important information about the unit. If anything in it is unclear, please consult the Academic Unit Coordinator.

Students having difficulty at any time throughout the semester for example, with unit content, assessment queries or placement concerns are urged to contact the Academic Unit Coordinator EARLY to discuss issues.

This unit will introduce the student teacher to the school curriculum and the importance of the relationships across schools and early childhood settings. This unit will also provide opportunities to explore appropriate ways to guide children’s behaviour and to refine and articulate a philosophy of professional practice.

Like all Reflective Practice units, this unit incorporates theory and practice by combining university-based study with professional experience in a school setting (K-6). It reflects an understanding that teaching is a complex undertaking, not a simple, straightforward series of skills to be learnt by copying another teacher. The unit is based on a belief that student teachers develop professionally through opportunities to make decisions and to act upon these decisions. The student teacher’s decision making will be informed by thoughtful analysis of relevant factors, careful consideration of possible outcomes and implications of actions, and on-going reflection about personal practice.

This unit does not directly teach curriculum content  (http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/k-6/). Students are expected to use syllabuses (http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au) for KLAs in line with their school placement.

It is expected that students have a working knowledge of KLAs for Kindergarten to Year 6 from completion of prior units and from personal study.

Classes The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2017/

• 1 hour lectures will be held Monday mornings from 9am--10am.

• 2 hour tutorials will be held weekly for internal students. Tutorials are timetabled for Mondays and Thursdays. Students are to attend the tutorial that they have registered for. Students will not be accepted in alternate tutorials under any circumstances.

• Those students enrolled in the tutorial which follows the lecture are expected to attend the lecture in order to be able to participate in the tutorial directly following. This is when the roll will be taken. It is expected that students attending the later tutorials will either attend the lecture or listen on line prior to coming to class. For external students it is expected that students listen weekly online.

• Students are not able to swap between tutorials throughout the semester. Tutorial groups are established in the first two weeks of semester and students must remain in this tutorial until the end of semester.

• External students are to attend compulsory on campus days, Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26th September 2017.

• In order to be eligible for a passing grade, students must meet the following requirements:

     ◦ Internal students must attend tutorials

     ◦ External students must attend both of the compulsory on-campus sessions.

Unit Schedule

 

Week beginning

Topic/Lecture/Tutorial

Readings

Week 1

July 31

Setting the context   

• Role of NSW Board of Studies in

Curriculum

• Policies and legislation which impact

on teachers

• Professional Standards Framework

• Support documents, resources,

personnel and referral agencies which

interact with schools

• Australian Curriculum, Assessment

and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

Familiarise yourself with the

following websites.

NSW Syllabus for the

Australian Curriculum

http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/

 

Australian Institute for Teaching

and School Leadership

http://www.aitsl.edu.au/

 

Groundwater-Smith et al

(2015), Chapter 1

Porter (2014), Chapter 1.

Week 2

Aug 7

 

Linking early childhood services and schools

• The NSW context

• Professional dialogue

Reading 1: Dockett, Perry

(2014)

Reading 2: Early Childhood

Australia, & Australian

Curriculum Assessment and

Reporting Authority (2013)

Week 3

Aug 14

 

Planning in the school setting

• Making observations K-6 and linking

to BOSTES (now NESA) syllabus documents

• Linking to the Outcomes and

Indicators

• Teaching and learning strategies

• Learning goals in lesson preparation

• Tools for planning

ASSESSMENT 1 DUE 18 August at 11:55pm

Reading 5: Killen (2013)

Groundwater-Smith et al

(2015), Chapter 8

Porter (2014), Chapters 2 & 10

Week 4

Aug 21

 

Guiding children’s behaviour

• Theories of discipline, links to practice

• Personal beliefs about children and

behaviour

• Gaining rapport

• Safety in school

• Key policies, documents, resources,

personnel and referral agencies

CENSUS DATE 25 AUGUST

Groundwater-Smith et al

(2015), Chapter 4

 

Porter (2014), Chapter 6

Week 5

Aug 28

 

Guiding behaviour and engaging students

• Positive student behaviour and

promotion of positive relationships

within the classroom

• Intervention to manage disruptive

student behaviour

• Students with special needs within the

school setting including strategies to

facilitate success

• Discipline/ crisis/ emergency

response for disruptive student

behaviour

• Working in partnership with others:

parents/ counsellors/ other teachers

Reading 3: Thompson &

Carpenter (2014)

Porter (2014) Chapter 12

Week 6

Sept 4

 

Guiding behaviour and engaging students

• Strategies from the field

 

 

Reading 4: Porter (2007)

Groundwater-Smith et al

(2015), Chapter 2

Porter (2014) Chapter 16

Week 7

Sept 11

 

Planning in the school setting

• Lesson development and sequencing,

catering for individual needs within a

group

• Teaching and learning strategies for

meeting the needs of diverse learners

(Indigenous, EAL/D, special

education, GAT)

• Integrated units of work

ASSESSMENT 2 DUE 13th September at 11:55pm

Groundwater-Smith et al

(2015), Chapter 9

Porter (2014) Chapter 17

RECESS 18-29 SEPT

Week 8

Oct 2

 

Assessing student learning

• Assessment types

• Assessing student learning

• Providing feedback – oral and written,

work samples with focus on literacy

needs

• Links between outcomes and

assessment strategies

• Reporting

• Strategies for record keeping

• Assessment to inform future planning

 

Reading 6: Brady &

Kennedy (2012)

 

Porter (2014) Chapter 18

Week 9

Oct 9

 

Philosophy: Working with others  

  • Strategies to assist with developing

learning partnerships with families – including

Aboriginal families, families from non-English

Speaking backgrounds, families with children

with additional needs and behavioural needs

  • Assumptions underpinning one’s

teaching practice

  • Strategies to assist with home/

community connections and literacy practices

with families

  • Creating partnerships and

Reading 7: Blaise & Nuttall

(2011)

 

Reading 8: De Gioia (2013)

Groundwater-Smith et al

(2015), Chapter 12

Week 10

Oct 16

 

Week 11         Professional Experience block placement: 16 Oct - 3 Nov

Oct 23

 

Week 12

Oct 30

Week 13

Nov 6

 

Philosophy: Moving forward  

• Changing practices, challenging

philosophy

• Keeping abreast of current research

ASSESSMENT 3 DUE 10 November at 11:55pm

Groundwater-Smith et al

(2015), Chapter 13

Porter (2014) Chapter 23

 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Learning and Teaching Activities

Unit Expectations

Expectations for: Internal students: come to tutorials prepared having read the weekly readings and listened to the lecture. External students: complete weekly tasks available on line. Come to on campus prepared; having read the weekly readings and listened to the lectures. All students: - read widely and give thoughtful consideration to the ideas encountered - participate fully in tutorials discussions and activities - submit all assessments - undertake 20 days of Professional Experience (5 observation days and 15 teaching days) and fulfil all Professional Experience requirements - submit the Professional Experience Evaluation form on completion of placement.

Professional Experience

Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.

External Students

External students are strongly advised to make use of the support services available. These include: Students are to download the lecture from the iLearn website (via Echo). Students need to set aside time weekly to work through the tasks on iLearn and listen to the lecture. It is important to also read as widely as possible. Weekly tasks: External students will be expected to access and complete tutorial tasks listed under Learning Modules via the iLearn website.Compulsory on-campus session: The compulsory on-campus sessions are scheduled for Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26 September from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the unit content and weekly tasks provided on iLearn. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues associated with Professional Experience.

Requirements prior to placement notification (Working with Children check or equivalent, anaphylaxis and child protection)

Further information with regards to requirements for placement can be found in the 2017 Professional Experience Handbook. The link to this is located on the iLearn site. Approval processes for working with Children checks: All students are required to complete the appropriate approval processes for working with children before commencing any observation days in school settings. Students are responsible for ensuring they have completed the necessary documentation for their State/ Territory. Students must be able to present evidence of completion prior to semester census date in order to receive a placement. Specific school placement requirements: Prior to commencing any school based Professional Experience placements (including observation days), students must complete two training sessions and present appropriate documentation prior to semester census date, in order to be eligible for a placement: • Child protection training: https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/proflearn/cpat/cpat.html (online training only) • Anaphylaxis training: http://etraining.allergy.org.au/mod/resource/view.php?id=97 (online training and practical training requirements) Anaphylaxis practical sessions will be conducted through the Professional Experience Office. Students are required to keep a copy in their Professional Experience folder.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html The Disruption to Studies Policy is effective from March 3 2014 and replaces the Special Consideration Policy.

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/

Results

Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

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Graduate Capabilities

Problem Solving and Research Capability

Our graduates should be capable of researching; of analysing, and interpreting and assessing data and information in various forms; of drawing connections across fields of knowledge; and they should be able to relate their knowledge to complex situations at work or in the world, in order to diagnose and solve problems. We want them to have the confidence to take the initiative in doing so, within an awareness of their own limitations.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the importance of links and transition processes between schools and prior toschool services.
  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Expectations for: Internal students: come to tutorials prepared having read the weekly readings and listened to the lecture. External students: complete weekly tasks available on line. Come to on campus prepared; having read the weekly readings and listened to the lectures. All students: - read widely and give thoughtful consideration to the ideas encountered - participate fully in tutorials discussions and activities - submit all assessments - undertake 20 days of Professional Experience (5 observation days and 15 teaching days) and fulfil all Professional Experience requirements - submit the Professional Experience Evaluation form on completion of placement.
  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.
  • External students are strongly advised to make use of the support services available. These include: Students are to download the lecture from the iLearn website (via Echo). Students need to set aside time weekly to work through the tasks on iLearn and listen to the lecture. It is important to also read as widely as possible. Weekly tasks: External students will be expected to access and complete tutorial tasks listed under Learning Modules via the iLearn website.Compulsory on-campus session: The compulsory on-campus sessions are scheduled for Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26 September from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the unit content and weekly tasks provided on iLearn. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues associated with Professional Experience.

Effective Communication

We want to develop in our students the ability to communicate and convey their views in forms effective with different audiences. We want our graduates to take with them the capability to read, listen, question, gather and evaluate information resources in a variety of formats, assess, write clearly, speak effectively, and to use visual communication and communication technologies as appropriate.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.
  • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work throughout the unit.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Expectations for: Internal students: come to tutorials prepared having read the weekly readings and listened to the lecture. External students: complete weekly tasks available on line. Come to on campus prepared; having read the weekly readings and listened to the lectures. All students: - read widely and give thoughtful consideration to the ideas encountered - participate fully in tutorials discussions and activities - submit all assessments - undertake 20 days of Professional Experience (5 observation days and 15 teaching days) and fulfil all Professional Experience requirements - submit the Professional Experience Evaluation form on completion of placement.
  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.
  • External students are strongly advised to make use of the support services available. These include: Students are to download the lecture from the iLearn website (via Echo). Students need to set aside time weekly to work through the tasks on iLearn and listen to the lecture. It is important to also read as widely as possible. Weekly tasks: External students will be expected to access and complete tutorial tasks listed under Learning Modules via the iLearn website.Compulsory on-campus session: The compulsory on-campus sessions are scheduled for Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26 September from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the unit content and weekly tasks provided on iLearn. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues associated with Professional Experience.

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Our graduates will have enquiring minds and a literate curiosity which will lead them to pursue knowledge for its own sake. They will continue to pursue learning in their careers and as they participate in the world. They will be capable of reflecting on their experiences and relationships with others and the environment, learning from them, and growing - personally, professionally and socially.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.
  • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work throughout the unit.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Expectations for: Internal students: come to tutorials prepared having read the weekly readings and listened to the lecture. External students: complete weekly tasks available on line. Come to on campus prepared; having read the weekly readings and listened to the lectures. All students: - read widely and give thoughtful consideration to the ideas encountered - participate fully in tutorials discussions and activities - submit all assessments - undertake 20 days of Professional Experience (5 observation days and 15 teaching days) and fulfil all Professional Experience requirements - submit the Professional Experience Evaluation form on completion of placement.
  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.
  • External students are strongly advised to make use of the support services available. These include: Students are to download the lecture from the iLearn website (via Echo). Students need to set aside time weekly to work through the tasks on iLearn and listen to the lecture. It is important to also read as widely as possible. Weekly tasks: External students will be expected to access and complete tutorial tasks listed under Learning Modules via the iLearn website.Compulsory on-campus session: The compulsory on-campus sessions are scheduled for Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26 September from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the unit content and weekly tasks provided on iLearn. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues associated with Professional Experience.

Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills

Our graduates will take with them the intellectual development, depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content in their chosen fields to make them competent and confident in their subject or profession. They will be able to demonstrate, where relevant, professional technical competence and meet professional standards. They will be able to articulate the structure of knowledge of their discipline, be able to adapt discipline-specific knowledge to novel situations, and be able to contribute from their discipline to inter-disciplinary solutions to problems.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the role of NSW Education Standards Authority (formally known as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (NSW BOSTES) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in relation to curriculum.
  • Identify the importance of links and transition processes between schools and prior toschool services.
  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.
  • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work throughout the unit.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Expectations for: Internal students: come to tutorials prepared having read the weekly readings and listened to the lecture. External students: complete weekly tasks available on line. Come to on campus prepared; having read the weekly readings and listened to the lectures. All students: - read widely and give thoughtful consideration to the ideas encountered - participate fully in tutorials discussions and activities - submit all assessments - undertake 20 days of Professional Experience (5 observation days and 15 teaching days) and fulfil all Professional Experience requirements - submit the Professional Experience Evaluation form on completion of placement.
  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.
  • External students are strongly advised to make use of the support services available. These include: Students are to download the lecture from the iLearn website (via Echo). Students need to set aside time weekly to work through the tasks on iLearn and listen to the lecture. It is important to also read as widely as possible. Weekly tasks: External students will be expected to access and complete tutorial tasks listed under Learning Modules via the iLearn website.Compulsory on-campus session: The compulsory on-campus sessions are scheduled for Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26 September from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the unit content and weekly tasks provided on iLearn. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues associated with Professional Experience.

Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

We want our graduates to be capable of reasoning, questioning and analysing, and to integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments; to be able to critique constraints, assumptions and limitations; to be able to think independently and systemically in relation to scholarly activity, in the workplace, and in the world. We want them to have a level of scientific and information technology literacy.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the role of NSW Education Standards Authority (formally known as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (NSW BOSTES) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in relation to curriculum.
  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.
  • External students are strongly advised to make use of the support services available. These include: Students are to download the lecture from the iLearn website (via Echo). Students need to set aside time weekly to work through the tasks on iLearn and listen to the lecture. It is important to also read as widely as possible. Weekly tasks: External students will be expected to access and complete tutorial tasks listed under Learning Modules via the iLearn website.Compulsory on-campus session: The compulsory on-campus sessions are scheduled for Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26 September from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the unit content and weekly tasks provided on iLearn. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues associated with Professional Experience.

Creative and Innovative

Our graduates will also be capable of creative thinking and of creating knowledge. They will be imaginative and open to experience and capable of innovation at work and in the community. We want them to be engaged in applying their critical, creative thinking.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.
  • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work throughout the unit.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.
  • External students are strongly advised to make use of the support services available. These include: Students are to download the lecture from the iLearn website (via Echo). Students need to set aside time weekly to work through the tasks on iLearn and listen to the lecture. It is important to also read as widely as possible. Weekly tasks: External students will be expected to access and complete tutorial tasks listed under Learning Modules via the iLearn website.Compulsory on-campus session: The compulsory on-campus sessions are scheduled for Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26 September from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the unit content and weekly tasks provided on iLearn. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues associated with Professional Experience.

Engaged and Ethical Local and Global citizens

As local citizens our graduates will be aware of indigenous perspectives and of the nation's historical context. They will be engaged with the challenges of contemporary society and with knowledge and ideas. We want our graduates to have respect for diversity, to be open-minded, sensitive to others and inclusive, and to be open to other cultures and perspectives: they should have a level of cultural literacy. Our graduates should be aware of disadvantage and social justice, and be willing to participate to help create a wiser and better society.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Expectations for: Internal students: come to tutorials prepared having read the weekly readings and listened to the lecture. External students: complete weekly tasks available on line. Come to on campus prepared; having read the weekly readings and listened to the lectures. All students: - read widely and give thoughtful consideration to the ideas encountered - participate fully in tutorials discussions and activities - submit all assessments - undertake 20 days of Professional Experience (5 observation days and 15 teaching days) and fulfil all Professional Experience requirements - submit the Professional Experience Evaluation form on completion of placement.
  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.
  • External students are strongly advised to make use of the support services available. These include: Students are to download the lecture from the iLearn website (via Echo). Students need to set aside time weekly to work through the tasks on iLearn and listen to the lecture. It is important to also read as widely as possible. Weekly tasks: External students will be expected to access and complete tutorial tasks listed under Learning Modules via the iLearn website.Compulsory on-campus session: The compulsory on-campus sessions are scheduled for Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26 September from 9.00am – 4.00pm. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the unit content and weekly tasks provided on iLearn. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues associated with Professional Experience.

Socially and Environmentally Active and Responsible

We want our graduates to be aware of and have respect for self and others; to be able to work with others as a leader and a team player; to have a sense of connectedness with others and country; and to have a sense of mutual obligation. Our graduates should be informed and active participants in moving society towards sustainability.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.

Capable of Professional and Personal Judgement and Initiative

We want our graduates to have emotional intelligence and sound interpersonal skills and to demonstrate discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgement. They will exercise initiative as needed. They will be capable of risk assessment, and be able to handle ambiguity and complexity, enabling them to be adaptable in diverse and changing environments.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the role of NSW Education Standards Authority (formally known as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (NSW BOSTES) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in relation to curriculum.
  • Identify the importance of links and transition processes between schools and prior toschool services.
  • Identify and demonstrate effective strategies and theories which underpin guiding children’s behaviour.
  • Show knowledge of the range of policies pertaining to specific employer groups in school settings.
  • Observe and assess children in context.
  • Plan for children in the school setting using outcomes and indicators from the Key Learning Areas (KLAs).
  • Demonstrate their role as a reflective practitioner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of philosophy of working in partnership with school staff, families and different communities.
  • Demonstrate a professional standard of English expression in written and oral work throughout the unit.

Assessment tasks

  • Transition to school
  • Children's behaviour
  • Professional Experience

Learning and teaching activities

  • Students will be expected to complete three weeks of Professional Experience from Monday 16 October - Friday 3 November 2017. Prior to this, students are expected to negotiate with the cooperating teacher to complete five (5) observation days at times which do not impact on attendance at tutorials for this or other units. Students will be assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory against the Professional Experience Evaluation form.
  • Further information with regards to requirements for placement can be found in the 2017 Professional Experience Handbook. The link to this is located on the iLearn site. Approval processes for working with Children checks: All students are required to complete the appropriate approval processes for working with children before commencing any observation days in school settings. Students are responsible for ensuring they have completed the necessary documentation for their State/ Territory. Students must be able to present evidence of completion prior to semester census date in order to receive a placement. Specific school placement requirements: Prior to commencing any school based Professional Experience placements (including observation days), students must complete two training sessions and present appropriate documentation prior to semester census date, in order to be eligible for a placement: • Child protection training: https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/proflearn/cpat/cpat.html (online training only) • Anaphylaxis training: http://etraining.allergy.org.au/mod/resource/view.php?id=97 (online training and practical training requirements) Anaphylaxis practical sessions will be conducted through the Professional Experience Office. Students are required to keep a copy in their Professional Experience folder.