Details for Professional Experience 3

This subject affords the pre-service teacher an opportunity to consolidate and integrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes previously developed in EXP211 and EXP212. The subject will focus on meaningful and authentic learning tasks and contexts, giving specific attention to the design, development, implementation, student assessment and evaluation of units of work.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP311
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Professional Experience 3

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject affords the pre-service teacher an opportunity to consolidate and integrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes previously developed in EXP211 and EXP212. The subject will focus on meaningful and authentic learning tasks and contexts, giving specific attention to the design, development, implementation, student assessment and evaluation of units of work. The pre-service teacher will develop increasing autonomy in the classroom and take greater responsibility for observing, planning, teaching and assessing and reporting. It will focus on the process-driven and critically reflective nature of curriculum work, applying this to the specific needs of the primary context and learners (K-6). The pre-service teachers will learn integrative processes and practices and cross-curricular priorities and reflect upon a range of disciplinary approaches to curriculum. Other skills will also be embedded including communication with parents/carers and a community focused approach.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of a range of curriculum models, orientations and elements for primary contexts (K-6);
  2. Describe strategies that link issues relevant to the primary context to the practices of curriculum policy and design;
  3. Critique by observation and reflection how to creative a positive, safe and engaging learning environment, in the context of a school community;
  4. Plan, implement and review units of work and develop required coherent, logical and engaging resources;
  5. Operating with increasing autonomy, confidence and competence in learning and teaching within a Christian or alternate school context.

Subject Content

  1. Organisation and conceptual models of planning curriculum work (K-6); layers of influence on classroom activity; understanding contexts for teachers’ curriculum work;
  2. Planning units of work for the Key Learning Areas; comparing outcomes-based and standards-based orientations to planning; be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant issues and the strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching;
  3. Building authentic Christian and alternate school perspectives into curriculum work; designing, developing and implementing curriculum work from the relevant syllabus;
  4. Critical reflection on the implementation of units of work; working in teams; approaches to curricular integration and differentiation; social, political and economic influences on curriculum.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Intensive
  • Distance/ Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  1. Online Modules (Satisfactory)
  2. Observational Journal (Satisfactory)
  3. Performance Review (Satisfactory)