Pre-requisites

ED733 Assessment, Data and Curriculum: Professional Experience 1A
ES610 Primary English
ES611 Primary Mathematics
A combination of 6 units from the student’s Major and Minor

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

The unit will build on the unit ES610 Primary English and focus on developing expert content knowledge in English language, literature and literacy, as well as pedagogical content knowledge and the integration of these for developing highly effective teaching strategies relevant to teaching English. You will engage deeply with the learning theories which underpin the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and the Australian Curriculum for English, and language continuums used to plan and assess the teaching of English across the curriculum. You will also appreciate and develop ways to integrate the state and national curriculum’s general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities. The unit will examine a number of factors impacting the development of literacy in schools through the English discipline and across curriculum areas, including the development and efficacy of school-wide scope and sequence, literacy programs, issues in the field of Children’s Literature, and how teachers and students use technology to improve literacy proficiencies.

Through analysis of contemporary learning theories and pedagogies, you will develop the necessary skills to design inclusive classroom programs where all learners, including gifted students and especially those labelled ‘at-risk,’ can acquire literacy skills and practices needed for success in learning and for participating effectively in society. You will learn about how dyslexia and the autistic spectrum can impact the literacy learning needs of students. The unit will explore how these understandings along with engagement with educational theory can be used in the development of strategies for effective classroom teaching to improve literacy proficiencies through the English discipline as well as across all curriculum areas. The unit will also cover assessment and data-analysis for identifying and planning for the learning needs of students, including those with additional needs and gifted students, and current developments for advancing their learning in English. This will include exploring the integration of ICT for enhancing and extending learning in English as well as the use of digital technologies for a range of purposes such as word processing and publishing.

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:
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.