Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
125 hours total commitment. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
|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 Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Education Student Centre
234 Queensberry Street
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This elective is for teacher candidates interested in teaching in either a regional or remote area of Australia or overseas. The elective includes a professional practice component and an on-campus teaching component.
The professional practice component typically takes in two weeks of teaching at a small number of specified sites in Australia or overseas. Sites will vary from year-to-year. Teacher Candidates will be provided with details of which sites are available during orientation week each year. Professional Practice will typically occur outside semester time. Precise timing is related to term times in each place and these may change slightly from year to year.
The on-campus teaching component includes the equivalent of two days of orientation prior to the placement. This could include an introduction to place-based education, an overview of the socio-political context of each site, an orientation to the culture and language of the location and an examination of academic literature that discusses a range of issues related to education in each place. For example, these issues may include the role place-based education can play in enhancing student identity and agency, improving educational outcomes in marginalized communities, and responding to consequences of globalization and the hegemony of English language. A full day (or equivalent) for a reflection and debriefing session will be held in Melbourne on return.
This elective is open to a limited number of teacher candidates. Participation is through a competitive selection process that includes a written application and an interview. Participating teacher candidates may be required to fund a portion of the cost of travel and/or accommodation necessary to complete the requirements of the subject. Further information is available from the subject coordinators.
On completion of the subject students will be able to:
The subject covers a range of the AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers (for Graduate Teachers) except 3.7 and 5.5. In particular, the subject will contribute to students attaining the following standards:
1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (at some locations)
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians (at some locations)
4.1 Support student participation
4.4 Maintain student safety
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
There are two assessment tasks:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Primary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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