Pedagogy and Inclusion

Course code EDUC3195Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course introduces students to the understanding of pedagogy as both the discourse and practice of teaching. It will explore the policy, politics, and practice of socially-critical approaches to pedagogy and inclusive education. Students will be challenged to see teachers as transformative intellectuals. They will attempt to practice inclusive teaching, and demonstrate their attainment of graduate teacher standards during a full time 20 day block of professional experience in a Secondary school setting, and have an opportunity to engage in the full life of the school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and school activities and functions, as required.

The University of Newcastle, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and our education partners in schools and centres require that all students demonstrate a commitment to professional teaching practice by attending and engaging in lectures, tutorials and other activities provided by the university within our Teacher Education programs.

Students’ professional commitment to teaching will be assessed by a 100% attendance requirement at sessions indicated as compulsory in the course outline. These lectures are compulsory because they present information that is critical to successful completion of the placement.

Attendance will be recorded on rolls available at the entrance to lecture theatres and/or tutorial rooms. Students should ensure that they allow sufficient time to be marked as present and provide adequate identification.

Students who arrive late and leave early without prior arrangement with the course coordinator will be deemed to have not completed the attendance requirement. If students leave the activity early and fail to identify themselves a second roll will be taken upon conclusion to the activity.

If a student fails to attend a compulsory session the student is responsible for contacting course coordinator within three (3) working days to request permission to complete a supplementary assessment task. This task will cover the same information that was in the missed session. These tasks will be pass/fail only and will not include written feedback. All replacement tasks are to be submitted at least two weeks before the commencement of the placement. Students who have not complied with any of these requirements will not be provided with a placement.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will demonstrate a capacity to:

1. Understand pedagogy as both discourse and practice.
2. Understand the core concepts of critical pedagogy.
3. Promote equity in classrooms through inclusive teaching.
4. Attain graduate teacher standards through professional experience.
5. Teach their subject methods using a variety of strategies and technologies.
6. Engage in the full life of school including student sport, playground supervision, faculty/grade/stage meetings and
school activities and functions.
7. Engage in critical reflection on their professional practice.
ContentThis course will address:

* Social Justice, Education Policy, Professional Teaching Standards, and Inclusive Education.
* Pedagogy and Reform.
* Pedagogy as Discourse and Practice.
* Social Class, Critical Literacy, and Radical Pedagogy.
* Race, Ethnicity, and the Pedagogy of Public Memory.
* Gender, Sexuality, and the Pedagogy of Desire.
* Power and Pedagogy.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC3023 and EDST3060.
TransitionStudents who have completed EDUC3023 and EDST3060 will be deemed to have completed EDUC3195.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC2102, EDUC2103 and EDUC2195.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1 - Pass / Fail (1200 words)

Design and analyse a lesson plan using the Quality Teaching framework. Course content must be integrated and referenced.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2 - Pass/Fail (800 words)

Critical reflection on teaching during Professional Experience placement. Course content must be integrated and referenced.
Other: (please specify)All assessment tasks are compulsory course requirements that need to be passed in order to pass the course. If a student fails an assessment task the student is responsible for contacting the course coordinator within five (5) working days from the date that the marked assignment is returned to request permission to resubmit the assignment. A single resubmission will be allowed per assignment.
NB: If a student fails the placement component of assessment requirements, the student is deemed to have failed the course.
ReportsAssignment 3 - Pass/Fail

Your Professional Experience report must evidence successful completion of 20 days of full-time, supervised professional experience as a pre-service teacher in a secondary school setting (ie. that you have made at least satisfactory progress towards achieving the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers).
Contact HoursLecture: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentMust have completed 180 credit points of the approved program, including the completion of EDUC2102, EDUC2103 and EDUC2195.
Requisite by EnrolmentOnly available to students enrolled in the following programs.
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts (12214)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine Art (12217)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (12218)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Mathematics (12223)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science (12219)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Technology (12220)