Ed Psych Practicum 2

Subject EDUC90218 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Year Long, 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 240 hours: 32 days of practicum, plus up to three hours of lectures
Total Time Commitment: 100% attendance is mandatory in all practicum subjects.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the HDisability Liaison Unit websiteH: Hhttp://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/H


Dr Vicki Mckenzie


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: In this placement, the supervisor in conjunction with the Practicum Placement Co-ordinator offers a designed set of training experiences to the student. The training experience, undertaken with the supervisor, is built upon the activities observed in Practicum 1. The practicum placement is generally in the same location as Practicum 1. The experiences are determined by the opportunities which 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 plans and reports upon their outcomes where appropriate. The placement provides the opportunity to carry out the tasks of an educational psychologist under supervision. Opportunities to receive feedback are built into the task design. There are up to three lectures covering the issues of ethics, working with allied professionals and contemporary issues in educational practice.
Objectives: Information not available

Students are required to successfully complete the formal requirements of the placements including attendance for the required number of hours and a satisfactory rating from the supervisor. 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 including:

  • completion of a log book including an account of a prescribed task derived directly from the field placement (due at end of placement, approximately 1,500 words; 30%)
  • formal assessment by the field supervisor (70%)

To pass the course, a minimum of a pass grade must be achieved in each assessment task.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: APS Code of Ethics, Corey, G., Corey, M.S, Callanan, P. (1998), Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, CA: Brooks Cole
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: www.education.unimelb.edu.au
Related Course(s): Master of Educational Psychology
Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy

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