Pre-requisites

ED733 Assessment, Data and Curriculum: Professional Experience 1A
ES620 Secondary Specialisation 1 - Curriculum and Pedagogy
ES621 Secondary Specialisation 1 - Assessment and Reporting

Co-requisites

ED623 Integrating ICT Across the Curriculum
ED732 Professional Identity and Engagement: Ethics and the Law

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit explores the emphasis on literacy and numeracy as necessary knowledge and skills for life. The unit examines the essential need for literacy and numeracy competence in order for young people to successfully engage with all disciplines across the curriculum. In this unit, you will examine the general and subject-specific literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills that need to be explicitly taught or implicitly present and modelled in the teaching of each curriculum area. The unit covers strategies for planning and embedding literacy and numeracy learning within all curriculum areas, with a specific focus on effective literacy and numeracy teaching relevant to your major and minor subject specialisations.

The unit covers strategies for assessing and identifying the diverse literacy and numeracy learning needs of young people and current research on best practice in interventions to improve their literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills. The unit also addresses your own literacy and numeracy learning and explores the ways to extend your proficiency in these areas.

The professional experience component of this unit entails attending a placement school (primary or secondary respective of the course being completed) for a block of 10 consecutive days in the same school attended for ED733. Under the supervision of an experienced teacher you will apply and develop your teaching practices, teaching whole classes for whole lessons up to a half-day load as negotiated with your supervising teacher based on your progress and performance. You will continue to focus on learning through regularly observing and reflecting on experienced teachers’ practices.

You will attend a preparation class prior to the professional experience placement and a debrief class after its completion. During the placement, your supervising teacher will provide you with advice, support and feedback to support your progress and improve your practices, and will assess your teaching against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. You are required to incorporate digital technologies into your teaching, learning, preparation and assessment practices displaying improving personal proficiency. As you progress through the Professional Experience, you are expected to demonstrate increasing competence and professional growth and become well immersed in school life.

Topics

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2022
Face to face: Semester 2, 2020; Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023, and Semester 2, 2024

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.