Professional Practice 2 (SEI&EI)

Subject EDUC90347 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: 23 days of practicum
Total Time Commitment:

100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.

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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject is to be undertaken by qualified teachers and gives students the opportunity to experience the role of a special education consultant. This practicum consists of 23 days practicum placement. During this practicum students will focus on a case study and will be required to complete several tasks. The first task will be to attend two preliminary workshops related to the use of assessment tools and professional report writing. The second task will be the collection of data using formal/informal assessment tools and methods. The final being the preparation of a professional report which applies the fundamental principles to report writing outlined in the preliminary workshop day.

100 per cent attendance is mandatory in this subject.

Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply and implement the theoretical constructs in the course to the assessment, planning, implementation of learning and teaching programs for preschoolers and students who have a disability;
  • Articulate information about children to team members;
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and understanding when interacting with parents;
  • Have the ability to assess children/students using formal/informal assessment tools;
  • Have an ability to interpret the information obtained from the assessment, which will inform intervention;
  • Have an increased ability to articulate the assessment results in a written and verbal manner.
Assessment: Satisfactory completion of 15 days supervised teaching a setting and 7 days professional enhancement workshops (50 per cent) and assignments equivalent to 5, 000 words (50 per cent) due throughout the semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Evaluate and apply new knowledge;
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills in relation to intervention;
  • Improve their capacity and skills to review teaching practices and program planning;
  • Clearly communicate ideas and observations to professionals;
  • Apply principles of leadership and collaboration when working with support groups of the family or student.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Special Education, Inclusion & Early Intervention)

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