Ed Psych Practicum 1

Subject 476-647 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 days practicum, plus three hours of lectures
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview: In this placement the supervisor, in conjunction with the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator, offers a designed set of training experiences which are undertaken with the supervisor. The experiences are determined by the opportunities that arise naturally in the field. The involvement of the student is judged by the supervisor. Generally the student visits a number of educational sites; observes and conducts assessment, interviews, consultations; attends meetings; creates individual behavioural progress charts; researches key issues; experiences the varied opportunities and challenges of the workplace; reflects on matters of professional importance; collects resource materials for future professional use. The placement provides an understanding of the breadth and depth of the role of the educational psychologist. It facilitates the development of an appreciation of complex professional issues, ethics and identity. There are up to three lectures covering issues of ethics, working with allied professionals and contemporary issues in educational practice.
Assessment: Students are required to successfully complete the formal requirements of the placements including attendance for the required number of days. Assessment occurs on a continuous basis throughout the placement process. A combination of measures is applied to gain an understanding of the student's progress which include: completion of a log book including a written description of the placement setting including its location and operations within the organizational system and the role of the educational psychologist within that setting (approximately 2500 words; 50 per cent); and formal assessment by the field supervisor (50 per cent).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au

Students must the Practicum Co-ordinator by the end of the first week of the Semester to discuss placement.

Related Course(s): Doctor of Educational Psychology
Master of Educational Psychology
Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy

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