Ed Psych Practicum 1

Subject EDUC90229 (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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 240 hours: 32 days practicum, plus three hours of lectures
Total Time Commitment: Students must contact the Practicum Co-ordinator by the end of the first week of the Semester to discuss placement. 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: 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. Enrolment in this subject requires Provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, and a Working with Children Card
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 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 (due at completion of placement, approximately 2500 words; 50%)
  • formal assessment by the field supervisor (50%)

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

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.education.unimelb.edu.au
Related Course(s): Master of Educational Psychology
Master of Educational Psychology/Doctor of Philosophy

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