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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5287

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
169671

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To support students as reflective practitioners to consolidate and apply their research and professional knowledge, understandings and skills as early childhood student-teachers within the Junior Primary classroom.

Course content

Students will attend on campus workshops and undertake supervised placements in a junior primary setting where they will apply their skills developed throughout their program to demonstrate that they meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a Graduate level in an inquiry-based curriculum. Students will focus on the role of the early childhood educator in a junior primary context; the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum in planning, assessing and reporting; play-based learning across the curriculum for the early years of school; understanding the importance of appropriate, timely and constructive feedback; student and teacher self-efficacy; beliefs informing practice and social justice implications; teacher wellbeing; legal and ethical responsibilities of teachers; career development and critically analysing and presenting data on professional practice.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Complete the UniSA Literacy and Numeracy Self-evaluation and the Responding to Abuse and Neglect (RAN) 7-hour training (by approved providers) and designated first aid training (by approved providers) to be eligible to proceed to Field Placement (Professional Experience Placement). The 7-hour RAN training must be completed whilst enrolled within the Initial Teacher Education program.

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Field Placement 8 hours (as required) x 35 days
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Portfolio 1500 words equivalent Pass/Fail N/A
Portfolio 2500 words equivalent Pass/Fail N/A
Placement N/A Pass/Fail 35 days

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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