Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions and the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC Courses 2013.
Competency based assessment is used in this course and involves assessment against learning outcomes or defined criteria. In order to obtain on overall passing grade students are required to obtain a P grade for ALL assessment tasks in the course. See the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC Courses 2013 for further information on grades and criteria.
Students must complete the Teaching Practice in the designated time frame allocated. If a student is unable to attend Teaching Practice for any reason, they must follow school procedures plus email their visiting lecturer.
Students will be asked to complete Course and Teacher Evaluations using UCTL evaluative instruments. The Faculty of Education will conduct regular graduate surveys under the direction of the Dean of Education.
All course assessments are moderated within courses and selected courses assessments are moderated externally. A sample of your work may be used as part of the internal and external moderation process. Regular Validation Meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.
Visiting lecturers will seek evidence of tasks to date when observing on Teaching Practice. All completed Teaching Practice Portfolio tasks are due when students debrief with their Visiting Lecturer.
Students should refer to the booklet Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC for further information on course assessment.
Contribution to the wider school community is required.
Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically. Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) you may be granted an extension of the Teaching Practice or the due date for submission of your Teaching Practice Portfolio. The due date of the assignment will be negotiated with the lecturer. A request for an extension should be made before the due date of the piece of assessment, in writing by email. In emergencies a phone call to the lecturer would be appropriate. If you apply for an extension, you will be asked to supply a medical certificate or other relevant evidence of special circumstances (e.g. a letter from a counsellor).
A resubmission is available to students where students have achieved most, but not all, of the learning outcomes required within the assessment tasks. Work can only be resubmitted once. Work must be resubmitted to the course lecturer within five days.
Please submit work to visiting Lecturer upon completion of Teaching Practice.