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Final Professional Experience: Research in Practice (EDN615)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: ST3-internal, ST3-external
Description This unit is the final unit of professional experience for pre-service teachers enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary). It includes fieldwork, and on-campus workshops and meetings. Pre-service teachers will gradually take over full responsibility of the teaching/learning process during a block placement, and will link theories/theorists to the Seven Professional Standards and apply/reflect on this within their practice.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit pre-service teachers should to be able to demonstrate satisfactory achievement in each of the following:
1. Know students and how they learn
2. Know the content and how to teach it
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
6. Engage in professional learning
7. Engage professionally and develop partnerships with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
8. Demonstrate professional responsibility and ethical practice
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshop 1 x 3 hour on campus induction prior to first week of teaching
Unit Learning Experiences This final professional experience is a transition into the profession. The block placement provides an opportunity to link theory to practice in a supportive learning environment under the guidance of a professional mentor.
LMS and Blended Learning will be used to connect students and to provide a platform for collaborative learning. Before Placement - Preparation for placement. Links to resources that focus on essential knowledge and skills.
During Placement - Apply theory into practice under guidance of a professional mentor. Submit self-assessment at end of week one.
After Placement - highlight memorable moments and provide evidence against the Professional Standards in the form of a professional portfolio.
Other Learning Experiences Field work: 9-week Block Placement in a primary school
1 x 15 minutes SimLab Experience
Assessment PSTs will be assessed on a standardised assessment form based on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and Murdoch Graduate Attributes. (MGA) APST: All MGA: -Communication - Critical and creative thinking - Social interaction - Independent and lifelong learning - Ethics - Social justice - In-depth knowledge of a field of study.
Formative assessment and feedback will be provided by the onsite Mentor and University External Moderator throughout the placement. This will be directly linked to the unit aims, APSTs and MGAs.
FPE Final Evaluation Form - Graded, N, P, C, D, HD.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Teaching (Primary) successful completion of EDN613 Integrated Curriculum in Primary Schools, EDN614 Science in the Primary Curriculum, EDN611 Professional Experience: Differentiation within Diverse Contexts, EDN616 and EDN298 LANTITE Literacy, EDN299 LANTITE Numeracy. Co-enrolment in EDN499 QTPA.
Notes Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged.
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.


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Mr Paul Murphy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2343
e: P.Murphy@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.013 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: ST3-External
MURDOCH: ST3-Internal
Mr Paul Murphy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2343
e: P.Murphy@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.013 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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