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Quality Teaching Performance Assessment (EDN499)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: UW1-internal, UW1-external, YU2-internal, YU2-external
Description The Quality Teaching Performance Assessment (QTPA) must be completed concurrently with Final Professional Experience (FPE) unit. These units enable pre-service teachers to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and practices through their performance aligned to the Graduate Teacher Standards (Graduate Level). The QTPA includes a personal teaching statement and planning, using knowledge and skills of planning, teaching, recording and evaluating to demonstrate impact on student learning. Each QTPA assessment component is mapped to the skills and knowledge required in the Graduate Teacher Standards.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit pre-service teachers should be demonstrating sound progress towards the following AITSL standards:
ULO1. Undertake an in-school student diagnostic and analyse data to create effective learning experiences
ULO 2. Create a sequence of lesson plans in a selected topic and be able to communicate how it was effectively taught to the students
ULO 3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
ULO 4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
ULO 5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
ULO 6. Diagnose their own weaknesses in teaching and participate in professional learning to improve, and then apply their new learning in their teaching practices
ULO 7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Timetabled Learning Activities 4 x 3-hour workshops must be undertaken prior to commencing the FPE units.
15-minute Oral Presentation, per student, at the completion of the unit.
Unit Learning Experiences This is a capstone experience. The assessment is related to your Final Professional Experience. In this assessment piece, you are to consider who you are as a reflective professional practitioner. The task should be seen as a cohesive narrative that describes your teaching performance at this stage of your career as a graduate teacher. Specific reference to your FPE will be required to evidence teaching philosophy, planning and the impact of your teaching.
Assessment FPE must be successfully completed.
Assessment is designed to identify the extent to which students address required Australian Graduate Teacher Standards (AGSTs).
The QTPA comprises four elements:
Component A: A Personal Teaching Statement
Component B: Planning for Teaching and Learning
Component C: Demonstration of Impact
Component D: Oral Presentation
Students who live in Perth and the greater Metropolitan area must give their Component D: Oral Presentation at Murdoch University. Students who live outside this area can present via Zoom.
Each component of the QTPA will be assessed according to three standards of performance: 'developing towards graduate level', 'graduate level' and 'exceeding graduate level'. You must meet the minimum achievement of 'graduate level' for the QTPA, to be awarded an overall rating of 'satisfactory'.
Prerequisites Co-enrolment in either EDN435 Final Professional Experience: Early Childhood Teaching OR EDN4300 Final Professional Experience: Primary Teaching OR EDN4301 Final Professional Experience: Secondary Teaching OR EDN615 Final Professional Experience: Research in Practice OR EDN681 Final Professional Experience Secondary: Research in Practice OR EDN510 Final Professional Experience 2: Secondary Graduate Diploma.

Successful completion of your Final Professional Experience Unit is required before you can undertake Component D: Oral Presentation
Notes Successful completion of the QTPA is a course requirement and a graduation requirement for graduation in your Initial Teacher Education degree at Murdoch University.

Final Professional Experience (FPE) and Quality Teaching Performance Assessment (QTPA) must be the final two units completed in the Initial Teacher Education Course in which students are enrolled.
Students will not be assessed on any QTPA component unless they have successfully completed their Final Professional Experience unit and submitted their FPE Evaluation Form.
Students who have not passed FPE will not be able to undertake the final assessment of QTPA.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Advanced Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) (BEd(EC&PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Human Biology Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Chemistry Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Earth and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
English Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Geography and Economics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
History (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Politics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Master of Teaching (Primary) (MTeachPrim) [New in 2015]
Master of Teaching (Secondary) (MTeach(Sec))
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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Mrs Kathryn Dehle
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7240
e: K.Dehle@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.021A - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7240
e: K.Dehle@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.021A - Building 450, Murdoch Campus

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