graduate diploma in education and postgraduate education 2012 handbook
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DESCRIPTION2012 Handbook for Diploma of Education and Postgradute Education students at the University of Adelaide. Demonstrates study plans, degree information and the Professions Hub facilities exclusive to these students.
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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND POsTGRADUATE EDUCATION
CONteNtsGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND POsTGRADUATE EDUCATION
Important dates Welcome graduate diploma in education Curriculum and Methodology areas Postgraduate education degrees Your studies Contacting the Professions Hub Your academic Progress glossary and Common terms
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the university of adelaide is one of australias oldest and most prestigious universities.
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IMPOrtaNt datesGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND POsTGRADUATE EDUCATION
FIrst seMesterMon 27 February Mon 12 March Fri 16 March sat 31 March sat 31 March Fri 4 May Fri 8 June sat 16 June sat 30 June Mon 16 July sat 21 July semester 1 regular session begins Last day to add courses online due date for payment of upfront student contributions and tuition fees Last day to delete courses from a students record CeNsus date: Last day to withdraw without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees Last day to withdraw without failure (WNF) Last day to withdraw fail (WF) exam period supplementary exams
seCONd seMesterMon 23 July Mon 6 august Fri 17 august Fri 31 august Fri 31 august Fri 14 september Fri 26 October sat 3 sat 17 November Mon 10 sat 15 december semester 2 regular session begins Last day to add courses online due date for payment of upfront student contributions and tuition fees Last day to delete courses from a students record CeNsus date: Last day to withdraw without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees Last day to withdraw without failure (WNF) Last day to withdraw fail (WF) exam period supplementary exams
Youve become part of a rich tradition of excellence in education and research...
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WeLCOMeGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND POsTGRADUATE EDUCATION
CONgratuLatIONs ON beCOMINg a studeNt at tHe uNIversItY OF adeLaIdestudying with the university means youve become part of a rich tradition of excellence in education and research, with world class academics and a vibrant student life. established in 1874, the university of adelaide is one of australias oldest and most prestigious universities and is widely recognised as the centre of academic learning in south australia. the Faculty of the Professions is one of five faculties at the university, established in 1996. the Faculty encompasses five separate schools including economics, Law, education, architecture and business. the Professions student support Hub, also commonly known as the Professions Hub, services you as a student of the business, economics or education schools. Make yourself familiar with your new, exclusive surrounds and enjoy this learning journey. We look forward to sharing your successful university career with you.
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graduate dIPLOMa IN eduCatIONGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND POsTGRADUATE EDUCATION
graduate dIPLOMa IN eduCatIONthe graduate diploma in education provides you with the opportunity to teach from middle school through to senior secondary school (Years 6-12) and also the opportunity to work with adult learners. It is recognised for teacher registration purposes in south australia, and this registration is in most cases portable to other states and overseas countries. the graduate diploma in education consists of three parts: educational studies, Curriculum and Methodology studies and teaching Practices. the program provides a systematic study of issues in education such as professional practice; learning and motivation; the social context of education; student-teacher interaction; and curriculum and assessment in the australian context. It incorporates two 5-week blocks of supervised teaching in schools, one in the metropolitan area and one in country south australia. students are also required to undertake studies in curriculum areas related to undergraduate qualifications and teaching specialisations.seMesteR 1 Education Culture and Diversity Part 1 Curriculum and Assessment of Learning Part 1 Student Teacher Interaction Part 1 seMesteR 2 Education Culture and Diversity Part 2 Curriculum and Assessment of Learning Part 2 Student Teacher Interaction Part 1 Curriculum and Methodology Part 1* Curriculum and Methodology Part 1* Curriculum and Methodology Part 1* Curriculum and Methodology Part 2* Curriculum and Methodology Part 2* Curriculum and Methodology Part 2*
Teaching Practice I (5 week placement held in a Secondary School + Lectures)
Teaching Practice II (5 week placement held in a Secondary School + Lectures)
* students are required to complete a minimum of 3 x 3 unit curriculum and methodology courses. all courses are full year and students must enrol in part 1 in semester 1 and part 2 in semester 2. * Your Curriculum and Methodology courses are allocated based on the courses that you have completed in your prior tertiary study. * Your Curriculum and Methodology courses will need to be approved by the course coordinators for each of the C&M subject areas before you enrol into them. this occurs at a Compulsory Information session.
You are strongly encouraged to enrol into your curriculum and methodology courses before you enrol into your core courses.
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eduCatION studIesthere are three full-year compulsory educational studies courses that students must complete.
CurrICuLuM & assessMeNt OF LearNINg Part 1 & 2this course is divided into two modules which combine to 3 units for the full year. Module one aims to provide students with an overview of curricula models and frameworks. It examines the theories underlying the design and development of curriculum, the nexus between the understanding of the process involved in the assessment of student learning and to provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage this process are discussed. at the end of the topic students will have developed a range of strategies and skills for critically examining curricula issues, constructing meaningful assessment to gauge student learning as well as have an understanding of state and national developments relating to senior secondary assessment, national statements and profiles, and recent assessment materials from aCer and other sources. Module two introduces the use of Information and Communications technologies (ICt) into the design of units and lessons across all subject curricula. teachers in south australia are required to have expertise in the embedding of ICt into their unit and lesson design, so that they are able to provide textured ways for their students to increase their ICt literacy and to optimise learning, data retrieval and communication. this course will give preservice teachers exposure to the many avenues through which ICts can augment both curriculum and pedagogy.GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND POsTGRADUATE EDUCATION
eduCatION, CuLture & dIversItY Part 1 & 2this course is divided into three modules, which combine to 3 units for the full year. the first module is entitled Culture, education and society and aims to introduce students to theories around the diverse constructions of cultures, identities, and institutions in australia. the module examines theories around race and whiteness, gender, cultural pluralism, hybridity, diasporas and power, and how teachers and schools can operate hegemonically to reinforce social norms. the complexity of cultural identities is highlighted and some strategies that enable the provision of inclusive education to culturally plural groups are suggested. the second module, Indigenous Perspectives, will focus more specifically on theories and ideas that relate to Indigenous australians. this includes racism, the history and impacts of colonisation, and an overview of ontological perspectives. In addition it will also explore education in contemporary contexts, including health and wellbeing, and social justice. students will be exposed to pertinent policy issues and debates. the third module, special Needs, takes as its focus those school students requiring particular curriculum and/or pedagogical modifications to enable their learning and success at school. special Needs covers specific kinds of exceptionalities that teachers can encounter in regular classrooms, and includes policies and strategies (such as Negotiated education Plans) organised to address school students needs in inclusive and respectful ways.
teaCHINg PraCtICethe most exciting part of your program will be your two 5 week practices, which are critically important for you to mesh theoretical and professional aspects of your pre-service education. You will undertake two teaching practices; teaching Practice I and teaching Practice II. You must undertake both of the teaching practices and complete teaching Practice I before commencing teaching Practice II. In each practices, you will be under the supervision of a mentor teacher, a school coordinator and a university supervisor who will assess your performance in the classroom environment. to ensure that you have the opportunity to go on the required two practices, you will be expected to do one practice in the country. You will be able to nominate the school of your choice in regional south australia. the school of education will endeavour on your behalf to get you in there, or a school in the same region. Please note: students are not permitted to organise their own teaching Practices. You are advised that you must complete the Professional Practice for Practicum course component before they commence your first practice. this session is held in semester 1 only and requires class con