Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: K-6 Internship

Course code EDUC4185
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

In this course students will reflect upon, and represent within a teaching portfolio, their professional learning during the program. They will refine their personal philosophy of teaching; explore the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession; and consider their responsibility as participants in local, national and global teaching communities. The course requires students to undertake a full time 50 day school based internship in a K-6 setting. The Intern will be responsible for up to 2/3 of the colleague teacher's teaching load. In addition, interns will be expected to interact within the school and its community.

Availability

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2016

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2016

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession;

2. Articulate a personal philosophy of teaching;

3. Develop a teaching portfolio that provides evidence of their attainment of graduate teacher standards, and critically reflects upon their professional learning over the entire program;

4. Consider their role as professional partners and participants in local, national and global communities; and

5. Demonstrate inclusive teaching practices through adapting and differentiating curriculum and instruction to personalise the learning for students in their care.

Content

This course will address topics such as:

  • The Contemporary Social and Policy Context of Teacher Professionalism
  • Professionalism, Professional Values, the Ethics of Teaching, & Teaching as a Moral Enterprise
  • Collegiality, Ethics, Professional Dilemmas, and Challenges to Ethical Professionalism
  • Professional Teaching Standards and Contemporary Legal and Moral Accountabilities
  • Teaching with Integrity: Ensuring the Fidelity of Research-Based Instruction
  • Socially Engaged Professionalism
  • Constructing a Professional Teaching Portfolio
  • Philosophies of Teaching
  • Frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice (Incl. Revisiting Quality Teaching model as a framework for reflective practice)
  • Developing a Career Map: Recognising the Importance of Continuing Professional Development

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

Students must have completed 270 units including successful completion of EDUC2185 and EDUC3185 to enrol in this course.

Have completed 270 units including EDUC2185 and EDUC3185.

Assumed Knowledge

270 units including EDUC2185 and EDUC3185

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario

Portfolio: Teaching Portfolio

Professional Task: Professional Experience Report

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Integrated Learning Session: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst, Ourimbah and Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Students must attend 6 one-hour lectures (or 3 two-hour lectures) that contain information directly pertinent to their placement. Check the course Blackboard site for days and times of these must-attend lectures.

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

50 day full time professional experience component.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term