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Unit Satisfaction Surveys open
The Semester 1 2012, University of Canberra USS (Unit Satisfaction Survey) is open. The USS will run to 7 June 2012. Please note that the survey will close before the Semester 1 term results are released. More information on the surveys and results from the Semester 2 2011 USS, are available at the USS website.

Students access the survey by logging into MyUC via the UC homepage.


Registration and Winter timeline information
When you finish your course, if you want to teach in Australia you must register with the teacher registration/accreditation authority in that state or territory in which you wish to teach.

In the ACT that body is the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI). TQI registration normally takes up to 30 days to complete. As such, it is advised that students begin the registration process before receiving their completed transcripts. TQI have stated that if the students have started the process, and the only thing TQI is waiting on is the copy of the transcript/completion letter, then it should only take a day or so after receiving those (from the student) to finish the registration.

The results from Winter Term will be released on MyUC in the first week of October; transcripts and completion letters will be available for pick up from the Student Centre at the end of this week. After this, any uncollected transcripts and letters will be posted to you. Please make sure your address on MyUC is correct!
For further information, please visit the Winter Timeline page.


Useful placement info tables now available on the Professional Experience page. Print them out and discuss them with your mentor teacher

This site is under continual development. Please check back regularly. You will not miss out on any essential information if you check:
  1. Your unit outline
  2. Your student email
  3. The wiki homepage
  4. The course LearnOnline (Moodle) site

You might also want to check out the

SecEd@UC Twitter feed (announcements)



Want to have your say on this wiki?

external image 300px-WikiPatrol.png Of course, we'd love you to add your thoughts, problems, comments, etc. to the discussion forums on the SecEd@UC wiki, but before contributing you should check out the service provider information page and get into the habit of checking out any service's Terms of Service before you contribute.

If you don't want to sign up bit still want to contribute, you can use the generic secedstudent account:
  • username: secedstudent
  • password: secedstudent

If you use this option, we ask that you at least sign off on your message using your first name, or that you give us some other way of identifying you. If you don't, we will delete your message.

If you have any questions, then why not post a comment -- after checking Wikispaces Terms of Service, of course ;) If you have privacy concerns, though, contact a member of the Strike Team.

HeartIcon.pngArchive 2011

"Strike Team, you've moved our stuff on the wiki! Where is our stuff?"

Fear not, adored ones, we have cleverly created an archive for all your 2011 unit materials.

DiscussionButton.png Course-wide discussions page

Other discussions


TickBlueButton.png Assignment due dates summary

We have created an assignment summary table of all your unit due dates. Hope it helps.



j0433806.png Student wikispace

This is an unlocked/unprotected part of the wiki where you can build your own resource repository, create a glossary, practise editing a wiki and anything else you want. The motto of the space is 'Go nuts'.


RecycleBlueButton.pngSurveys and feedback
Old surveys
Thanks very much for completing the Grad Dip Semester 1, 2011, survey; it will help inform our course development. The raw results are available on the surveys and feedback page. Alternatively, view the results of the first grad dip survey in Google Docsor download the PDF directly:
external image pdf.pngGrad Dip Survey 2011-1.pdf

InfoBlueButton.png All about blogs


j0433962.png Tech help

These pages consolidate the ELPC G1 notes on Tumblr, WordPress and Blogger. We've also included the general notes on hyperlinks, tags/labels, signing up for services, passwords, etc.


WorldBlueButton.png The Weekly (on the wiki). Winter Term, 2012

Schedule subject to change.
Please note that the SecEd@UC Winter Term timetable is different from the university's Winter Term timetable.
Week
Responding to Individual Needs in Education (RINE)
Socio-Cultural Politics of Education (SCPE)
CPP 3
Literacy Across Disciplines/ELPC G2
1
11 Jun - 15 Jun
Week 1
Week 1
Week 1
Week 1
2
18 Jun - 22 Jun
Week 2
Week 2
Week 2
Week 2
3
25 Jun - 29 Jun
Week 3
Week 3
Week 3
Week 3
4
2 Jul - 6 Jul
Week 4
Week 4
Week 4
Week 4
5
9 Jul - 13 Jul
Week 5
Week 5
Week 5
Week 5
6
16 Jul - 20 Jul
Week 6
Week 6
Week 6
Week 6
7
23 Jul - 27 Jul
Week 7
Week 7
Week 7
Week 7
8
30 Jul - 3 Aug
Week 8
Week 8
Week 8
Week 8
9
6 Aug - 10 Aug
Week 9
Week 9
Week 9
Week 9
10
13 Aug - 17 Aug
Week 10
Week 10
Week 10
Week 10
11
20 Aug - 24 Aug
Week 11
Week 11
Week 11
Week 11
12
27 Aug - 31 Aug




13
3 Sep - 7 Sep




14
10 Sep - 14 Sep




15
17 Sep - 21 Sep




16
24 Sep - 28 Sep























Semester 1, 2012

Schedule subject to change.

Week
Ed Foundations
ELPC G1
CPP1
CPP 2
Professional
Experience

*Ed Foundations unit outline (pdf)
*Ed Foundations e-Reserve
*Ed Foundations unit timetable
*ELPC G1 unit outline (pdf)
*ELPC G1 e-Reserve
*ELPC G1 unit timetable
*CPP 1 unit outline
*CPP 1 e-Reserve
*CPP 1 unit timetable
*CPP 2 unit outline
*CPP 2 e-Reserve
*CPP 2 unit timetable
*SecEd@UC Ning
The Professional Experience Moodle site
This is where the Professional Experience Office posts all their information for students.
*PE office
*Secondary Professional Experience site
*Teacher registration in the ACT (Teacher Quality Institute)
*NSW Institute of Teachers Professional Teaching Standards
*National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) ('Police check') form (PDF download)
16 Feb - 10 Feb
Week 1. Philosophy and history of education
Week 1. Introduction and admin
Week 1. Becoming Teacher
Week 1. getting connected
Enrol in the relevant Professional Experience Unit/s for your course. If you are unsure of your enrolment please refer to your secondary course Moodle siteSubmit a Request for Allocation (RfA) for each unit BEFORE Sunday 12 February 2012. RfAs are submitted electronically via the Professional Experience Management System (PPMS)Sign and submit the Acceptable Use of IT Resources statement at the Professional Experience Office (5B10) before the end of Week 1, Semester 1.Undertake a National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) ('Police check') (PDF download).More info available on the Professional Experience page


213 Feb - 17 Feb
Week 2. Brain and language development
Week 2. Technology, society, and education
Week 2. Nomenclature
Week 2. Assignment 1 & assumptions



320 Feb - 24 Feb
Week 3: Mental development: Piaget and Vygotsky
Week 3. Consolidation
Week 3. The Frameworks
Week 3. The front seat explosion



427 Feb - 2 Mar
Week 4. Socio-emotional and moral development
Week 4. Digital literacy and new learning
Week 4. Teaching students - Focusing on students learning, and teaching for understanding
Week 4. The student revolt


5
5 Mar - 9 Mar
Week 5. Behaviourist approaches to learning and teaching
Week 5. Blogs, productivity, and social networks
Week 5: Frameworks for supporting Learning
Week 5: The sticky tape poem



612 Mar - 16 Mar
Week 6. Cognitive explanations of learning and teaching
Week 6. The digital divide, digital natives, and digital participation
Week 6. Exploring Pedagogical Reasoning
Week 6. The link between management & pedagogy



719 Mar - 23 Mar
Week 7. Humanist approaches to learning and teaching
Week 7. Wikis, learning management systems, interactive white boards
Week 7. Hidden Pedagogy
Week 7. The secret thief



8
26 Mar - 30 Mar
CLASS-FREE PERIOD
CLASS FREE PERIOD
CLASS FREE PERIOD
CLASS FREE PERIOD
CLASS FREE PERIOD

92 Apr - 6 Apr
Week 9. Motivation and Engagement
Week 9. Cybersafety and cyberbullying
Week 9
Professional complexity
Week 9
The walled city



10
9 Apr - 13 Apr
Week 10. Intelligence(s), taxonomy, and learners with special needs
Week 10. Planning for teaching and learning: effective ICT integration
Week 10. Assessment Feedback & Evaluation
Week 10. Teaching as an extreme sport



11
16 Apr - 20 Apr
Week 11. SES, Culture, and Gender: Teaching All Learners
Week 11: Risk management and in-class practicalities
Week 11. From lesson plan to delivery and back again.
Week 11
Wrap Up



12
23 Apr - 27 Apr
CLASS FREE PERIOD
CLASS FREE PERIOD
CLASS FREE PERIOD
CLASS FREE PERIOD
CLASS FREE PERIOD

13
30 Apr - 4 May




EXPECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BLOCK
14
7 May - 11 May




EXPECTED
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BLOCK
15
14 May - 18 May




EXPECTED
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BLOCK
16
21 May - 25 May




EXPECTED
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BLOCK