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Professional Experience Secondary: Strategies for Effective Teaching (EDN583)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: ST4-internal, ST4-external
Description Based on the practical application of topics and strategies explored in the co-requisite unit EDN584 Strategies for Effective Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools. Pre-service teachers are expected to develop a series of lessons in their Major Teaching Area Curriculum and to implement, evaluate and reflect on these lessons in terms of student outcomes and their own practice as beginning teacher. 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 in Major Teaching Area Curriculum.
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 lessons 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 Professional Experience Debrief workshops (face-to-face): 2 x 3 hour workshops, before professional experience and 2 x 3 hour workshops after school placement). (See LMS for details).
Unit Learning Experiences Pre-service teachers will attend their school for 15 days of block Professional Experience at the beginning of ST4, to familiarise themselves with the day to day routines and activities that take place within a classroom. During placement students will observe, participate in, plan and teach a series of lessons, some of which 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, during and after the Professional Experience will enable pre-service teachers 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.
This unit will focus on the students Major Teaching Area Curriculum
Other Learning Experiences 15 day block Professional Experience in a Secondary School setting at the beginning of ST4 in your Major Teaching Area Curriculum.
Assessment There are three assessments for this unit. In assessment 1, students participate in 15 days of a block Professional Experience at the start of ST4 in their Minor Teaching Area. 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 project 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 (Secondary). Successful completion of EDN550 Transition to Teaching, EDN561 Learners and Learning Environments and EDN584 Strategies for Effective Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools.
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 (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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