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Professional Experience: Strategies for Effective Teaching (EDN567)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: ST4-internal, ST4-external
Description This unit is based on the practical application of topics and strategies explored in the co-requisite unit EDN568 Strategies for Effective Learning and Teaching. Pre-service teachers are expected to develop three series of lessons in three curriculum areas and to implement, evaluate and reflect on these lessons in terms of student outcomes and their own practice as beginning teachers. In addition, students are also required to complete an action research ICT evaluation project whilst on professional experience placement.
Unit Learning Outcomes The Unit Learning Outcomes for the unit are aligned with the Course Learning Outcomes for the Master of Teaching and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Plan, teach and evaluate a series of lessons using appropriate instructional and assessment strategies.
2. Use strategies to establish and maintain a positive learning environment.
3. Use strategies to prevent and respond to challenging student behaviours.
4. Provide feedback to students on their learning and understand how to use a range of reporting strategies.
5. Plan, teach and evaluate a lesson using appropriate ICT teaching and assessment strategies.
6. Research and evaluate ICT teaching strategies and make recommendations for future use.
7. Identify and plan for future professional learning needs.
8. Critically reflect on the design, teaching and assessment process.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 x 1.5 hours (online).
Professional Experience planning workshops (face-to-face): 2 x 3 hours at the Murdoch Campus prior to placement commencing.
Professional Experience Debrief workshops (face-to-face): 2 x 3 hours at the Murdoch Campus -towards end of ST4.
Collaborate sessions will be held for external students on these dates and they are expected to participate.
Unit Learning Experiences Pre-service teachers will attend their school for 15 days of block placement in the school term 4, to familiarise themselves with the day to day routines and activities that take place within a classroom. During placement students will observe, participate, plan and teach three separate series of lessons, in three different curriculum areas, one series must involve the use of ICT. In addition students will also complete an action research evaluation project on the use of ICT in the classroom. A series of lectures, seminars and workshops prior and after the placement will enable pre-service teacher to work interactively to prepare lesson plans, understand the use of management systems, develop strategies for working with diverse groups of students and to develop understandings about the teaching/learning process. The interactive nature of the workshops will enable pre-service teachers to raise issues and to discuss these with peers and with school and academic staff.
Other Learning Experiences 15 day block professional placement in a Primary School setting in ST4.
Assessment There are three assessments for this unit. In assessment 1, students participate in 15 days of a block placement at the start of ST4 Students must pass the professional experience component of the unit. Assessment 2 consists of lesson plans and other materials pertinent to their practical placement. In assessment 3 students will complete an action research evaluation report based on an area of interest in the use of ICT in the classroom.
Throughout the unit, students are expected to maintain regular contact with their tutor and seek feedback about their progress through discussion.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Teaching (Primary). Successful completion of EDN5501 Transition to Teaching, EDN561Learners and Learning Environments and EDN568 Strategies for Effective Learning and Teaching.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Teaching (Primary) (MTeachPrim) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Anne Price
Senior Lecturer Curriculum and Professional Development

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6632
e: A.Price@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.008 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: ST4-External
MURDOCH: ST4-Internal
Dr Anne Price
Senior Lecturer Curriculum and Professional Development

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6632
e: A.Price@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.008 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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