Primary Field Studies 1: Development and Learning in the Field

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Primary Field Studies 1: Development and Learning in the Field

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Education, Teacher Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Designated Unit. This unit focuses on students' professional development as an educator, and reinforces the twin themes of teacher as researcher, and teacher as reflective practitioner. It provides the first set of teaching experiences, in a graduated sequence over the course of the BEd. Students develop the ability to plan, implement and evaluate effective teaching/learning programs. This requires an understanding of learner needs, curriculum knowledge, procedures for creating supportive classroom environments, and sensitivity to socio-cultural contexts.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Display a positive orientation to personal learning and teaching which promotes reflection on practice; and leads towards increasingly ethical and socially just professional practices.
    2. Manage learning environments that are educationally productive for diverse sets of students and their learning needs.
    3. Demonstrate an ability to apply behaviour management techniques. Demonstrate a capacity to draw on a range of teaching strategies in ways that align with pedagogical intentions.
    4. Demonstrate acceptable standards of communication and professional responsibility and provide evidence of attaining acceptable standards of academic, professional and personal spoken and written English language literacies relating to this unit.
    This unit includes the following topics:
    • Understanding the theory and practice of classroom management and a variety of pupil management approaches available to teachers to prevent and deal with classroom behaviour issues.
    • Practical preparation for your introductory Field Experience, and frameworks to inform your observations, experiences in the field, and your developing skills as a reflective practitioner.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    This unit is taught through a series of lectures and tutorials on campus, in preparation for your Field Experience in a school setting. On campus: lectures, tutorials and workshops, printed materials, email contact, and web-based lecture notes, activities and other resources.
    Filed Experience: you are assigned to the supervision of a teacher in a school, and you are supported in your development of skills and applied knowledge, through a sequence of tasks, assigned by the teacher.
    Assessment name: Demonstration
    Description: Minimum of 20 days of supervised field experiences in an educational setting. Observation and graduated sequence of teaching episodes
    Relates to objectives: 1 - 5
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Final Day of FE
    Assessment name: Portfolio
    Description: Evidence of developmental progress in QCT standards. Length: 1000 -1200 words
    Relates to objectives: 1 - 5
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: End-Semester

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