Professional Placement Education
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While the Professional Placement Education (PPEd) course specifically focuses on the professional development of practitioners / educators who are new to this type of education, more experienced educators are also welcome. The course is open to all UNSW staff and conjoint staff who are responsible for the professional placement education of UNSW undergraduate students.
Featuring A/Professor Barbera Junghans, A/Professor Eva Segelov, Chris Tzaramis and Dr Elizabeth Fernandez
This course introduces you to the literature on Professional Placement Education and provides the opportunity to identify and investigate, in a reflective and scholarly way, with your peers, the teaching practices in your discipline.
In all, the course covers six topics:
- Evaluation: the assessment task for the course
Each module consists of: pre-workshop activities, workshops and post-workshop tasks, all of which must be completed in order to successfully complete this course.
This course is partly online, with a one-day workshop for each module.
- Module 1: Learning, Teaching and Supervision in Professional Placement Education
- Module 2: Feedback and Assessment in Professional Placement Education
Accreditation and exemptions
Should you wish to continue your studies in tertiary education, successfully completion of the PPEd course will give you credit for the EDST5121 Introduction to University Learning and Teaching course within the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching.
On enrolment into either of these programs you may apply for advanced standing for having completed the PPEd pilot course.
The PPEd has been externally accredited by the Optometrists Association Australia and the Australian Association of Social worker. By completing the course, members of the respective associations will receive Continuing Professional Education points.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- describe and evaluate key areas in learning and teaching related to your teaching role as a professional placement educator
- reflect on your own teaching practice in the light of your personal experience and through discussion with your peers
- investigate your current teaching strategies and develop new teaching strategies that improve student learning within the professional placement setting
- implement new teaching strategies, and modify them where necessary, to meet the needs of your own teaching context
- use the research literature in higher education and the expert knowledge available to analyse and write reflectively about your teaching practice.
Through appropriately designed professional development activities, the clinical educator will develop the competence to:
- engage in discourse in learning and teaching undertaken in the professional placement setting
- draw from multiple perspectives to develop understanding and educational practice in the professional setting, and
- engage as a scholarly practitioner in the field of learning and teaching undertaken in the professional placement setting.
Graduates will be:
- scholars who are: rigorous in their analysis, critique and reflection; able to apply their knowledge and skills to solving problems; and ethical practitioners
- professionals who are capable of lifelong learning and of operating within an agreed Code of Practice
- leaders who are collaborative team workers
- global citizens who are culturally aware and capable of respecting diversity and acting in socially just/responsible ways.