Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
This course is competency based.
A student will receive both formative and summative assessment during their teaching practice. Formative assessment is done informally through verbal feedback and on the written end-of-week-report. The last week and final report summary in the Professional Practice Report Book will be summative.
Final results are reported on the College Grading Scale as a Pass or Fail.
It is expected that students will be in attendance on placement five days per week for a minimum of eight hours contact time per day. In cases of unavoidable absence from a centre placement, students must inform the Associate Teacher, the Centre of Professional Studies and Practice and the Professional Practice Lecturer. This should be done before the due time of arrival at the centre, or as soon thereafter as possible. In a 5 week professional practice, make-up time will be required for more than 2 days absence.
Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.
The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure that the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable.
Full participation in preparation activities for teaching practice.
Full participation in the centre programme.
Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically.
Re-submissions are not available for Professional Practice.
If, after moderation of Professional Practice, a ‘Fail’ grade is received a repeat Professional Practice will be advised and the student will re-enrol and complete within the next Professional practice dates. The student will not be able to fit in three professional practices during the year. Each Professional Practice must be passed before the student can advance to the next Professional Practice.
Aegrotat considerations (students should refer to Regulation H of the General Course and Examination Regulations.) Aegrotat regulations make it unlikely that an aegrotat pass can be awarded for Professional practice unless there are extreme circumstances.
Professional Practice materials are to be submitted to the Professional Practice Lecturer on or before the due date advised by the lecturer. Professional Practice Report books will be kept by the Centre of Professional Studies and Practice Administrator.