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Summer Unit Offerings 2018 - undergraduate & postgraduate

How to enrol

Enrolments for Summer Units open in mid-November each year. Students to enrol via MyUnits. Click here for more information.

UNDERGRADUATE UNITS

EDN233 Prayer and Morality in Catholic Schools

This unit is designed for Bachelor of Education students considering teaching in Catholic schools in Western Australia. The unit explores the Catholic Church’s teaching on prayer and morality. A focus of the unit is how these two areas of Catholic teaching are taught in Religious Education in Catholic schools in Western Australia. An understanding of appropriate prayer experiences for children in Catholic schools is also explored.. Click here for more information.


Dates: Monday 8th January - Friday 19th January (excluding Wednesday 10th Jan and 17th Jan)
Times: 8.30am to 1pm
Location: South Street Campus (rooms to be advised)
Unit Coordinators:
Jessica Fic; jessica.fic@ci.wa.edu.au;     

NOTE: For postgraduate students (Grad dip Secondary: Master of teaching Primary), the Catholic Institute of Western Australia (CIWA) is offering 3 short courses (delivered at Newman Siena Centre, 33 Williamstown Road, Doubleview), as follows:

1) CIWA 501 Catholic Schools in Western Australia - Wednesday November 29 & Wednesday December 6, 9.00am—3.30pm

2) CIWA 503 Christian witness within a Catholic school community - Tuesday November 28 & Tuesday December 5, 9.00am—3.30pm

3) CIWA 502 Celebration of Faith in a Catholic school community  - Monday January 8 & Monday January 15, 9.00am—3.30pm

The short courses consist of modules taught over two weeks in a blended study mode with two days of face-to-face classes and the remainder of the unit via online activities and assessment items. Unlike other offerings by CIWA in WA public universities, these courses are not credited towards elective units in a university teacher education program. However, the short courses are recognised by Catholic Education Western Australia as contributing to the mandatory professional development requirement, called ‘Accreditation’1 to teach in a Catholic school. Successful completion of three courses counts towards Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School. Click here for more information and how to register with CIWA.

EDN330 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities

This unit is designed for Bachelor of Education students (primary).This unit presents students with an overview of the nature and characteristics of children with mild disabilities, including children with autism (ASD), mild intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and children with emotional or behavioural disorders. This unit will also aim to provide students with knowledge of key issues, evidence-based practices and teaching strategies addressing the needs of children with high incidence disabilities in education settings.

Dates: Monday 15th January - Friday 19th January
Location: South Street Campus (rooms to be advised)
Unit Coordinator: Tiffany Banner, T.Banner@murdoch.edu.au


EDN321 Tribes TLC Training and Cooperative Learning Skills
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This unit equips beginning and in-service teachers to apply the Tribes TLC process and strategies, to create positive and emotionally safe learning environments for all ages. Learn about cooperative, group and social learning theory, brain research, student resilience and well-being. In addition, you will experience/learn how to implement a wide range of practical cooperative learning strategies in diverse learning contexts. Students who successfully complete this unit will receive their Tribes TLC(R) Basic Training Certificate.

At the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Apply the Tribes process and strategies to design, develop and create positive learning environments for students.
2. Teach students specific collaborative skills for social development and personal wellbeing.
3. Analyse and apply collaborative learning theory, and knowledge of the stages of group development, to design and implement a of range collaborative learning strategies.
4. Design and implement cooperative learning lessons and evaluate their effectiveness.
5. Critically reflect on their own cooperative learning skill set, and identify opportunities for self -development.

Dates: Tuesday 16th January - Friday 19th January (Attendance is compulsory for those wishing to gain their international Tribes teaching certification and registration.)
Location: South Street Campus (rooms to be advised)
Unit Coordinator: Dr Becky Saunders; R.Saunders@murdoch.edu.au
Note: On completion of the face-to-face component, students continue their studies via the LMS, where they have access to a range of learning resources, readings and the discussion board.

Feedback from 2017 Summer School TRIBES students:

“Tribes should be a core unit for everyone studying Education. What we learnt is valuable to any teacher.” Tayla DeCoster (Pre-service teacher).

“The Tribes unit has been the best unit of my university degree. I highly recommend it. It should be a mandatory unit.”
Rachel Taua (Pre-service teacher).

“I found the Tribes TLC Course to be highly engaging and beneficial for my professional development as a pre-service teacher. Tribes has equipped me with a vast array of practical skills and strategies I can implement in my professional placements and future classroom.”
Alison Morris (Pre-service teacher).

“I have had an amazing eye-opening experience during the Tribes course. I’ve now have an idea of how I want my classroom to run and I have the tools to make it happen.”
Leah Dreaden (Pre-service teacher).

“Tribes takes group work to the next level. The course gives teachers and educators practical skills to create cooperative, collaborative classrooms where students feel valued and included. This kind of course is so important.”
Zoe Kissane (Pre-service teacher).

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POSTGRADUATE UNITS

EDN671 Mentoring

This unit explores conceptual issues and practical matters surrounding mentoring in various educational, community and workplace settings as a strategy relevant to all ages. Topics include: the concept of mentoring and assumptions underlying it; different models of mentoring and applications; essential elements of effective mentoring relationships and features of effective mentoring programs. Participants can focus on areas of interest: developing or implementing a mentoring program; enhancing knowledge and skills as a mentor; building partnerships in their community or workplace.

Unit appears in these courses:

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) (GradDipEd); or
Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Adult) (GradDipEd); or
Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)

Dates (for on-campus intensive):  Monday 15th Januray - Friday 19th January
Location: South Street Campus
Unit Coordinator: TBC

EDN515 Tribes TLC Training and Cooperative Learning Skills & Research

This unit equips beginning and in-service teachers to apply the Tribes TLC process and strategies, to create positive and emotionally safe learning environments for all ages. Learn about cooperative, group and social learning theory, brain research, student resilience and well-being. In addition, you will experience/learn how to implement a wide range of practical cooperative learning strategies in diverse learning contexts. Students who successfully complete this unit will receive their Tribes TLC(R) Basic Training Certificate.

At the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Analyse and apply the Tribes process and strategies to design, develop and create positive learning environments for students
2. Teach students specific collaborative skills for social development and personal wellbeing
3. Analyse and apply collaborative learning theory and research, and knowledge of the stages of group development, to design and implement a of range collaborative learning strategies.
4. Design and implement cooperative learning lessons informed by research and evaluate their effectiveness.
5. Critically reflect on their own cooperative learning skill set, and identify opportunities for autonomous self -development.

Dates: Tuesday 16th January - Friday 19th January  (Attendance is compulsory for those wishing to gain their international Tribes teaching certification and registration.)
Location: South Street Campus (rooms to be advised)
Unit Coordinator: Dr Becky Saunders; R.Saunders@murdoch.edu.au
Note: On completion of the face-to-face component, students continue their studies via the LMS, where they have access to a range of learning resources, readings and the discussion board.