Postgraduate | CUR-MTS502 | 2023
Secondary Professional Experience 1: Planning
A 2-week professional placement to enable you to apply your knowledge and gain insights into the complexity of a teacher’s role. Evaluate the way practising teachers plan learning experiences and employ pedagogical strategies to engage learners.
- Study method
- Online & on-campus
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 29 May 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply knowledge of the Graduate Teacher Standards to establish initial content for a digital professional portfolio; and identify and adopt a reflective practice model to guide ongoing preservice teacher development
- create lesson plans which reflect an understanding of how students learn through the effective use of challenging learning goals, a range of teaching strategies, and diverse resources including digital technologies in a first teaching area
- develop a plan for learning and teaching with consideration of theoretical studies, contextual factors, and to support a diversity of learners
- demonstrate and evaluate effective planning techniques and a range of learning and teaching resources and strategies, including ICT, to meet the diverse needs of students
- employ effective communication skills, maintain student safety and meet ethical, legislative, administrative and organisational requirements in secondary school settings
- Teachers professional practice
- The teaching and learning cycle
- Curriculum development & levels of planning
- Lesson planning
- Structuring the lesson
- Teaching and learning strategies
- Catering for all students
- Assessment, evaluating and reporting
- Reflective and responsive practices
- Building positive relationships and learning environment management
This is the first in the suite of secondary professional experience subjects and includes both a theory and a practical component (a placement in a school). The subject explores philosophies and theories related to teaching and then introduces the nature and role of effective planning for diverse groups of learners. Specific attention is given to lesson planning that includes selecting objectives and appropriate teaching, learning, assessment strategies and resources. The subject also addresses professional responsibilities, effective communication and reflective practices to support learning. The professional experience practical assessment is a 2-week full-time block placement intended to enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained, along with providing students with insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role. All required clearances to work with children must be obtained and valid, and all other professional experience requirements met. Both theory and practical components must be passed in order to pass the subject.
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- Series of lesson plans for your first teaching area (50%)
- Initial content and planning exercise for your digital professional portfolio (50%)
- Professional Experience Placement (0%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-SEC-MAS-2023 - Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
- Placement requirements - This subject includes a 2-week professional experience placement in a school. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block at the specified time. Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement.
- Software requirements - Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees