Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: K-6 Internship

Course code EDUC4185
Available in 2015
2015 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 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

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.

Requisite

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.
  • Seminar: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Lecture: 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

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the practicum experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 300 hour(s) per Term

50 day full time professional experience component.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Students must attend mandatory lectures, tutorials and seminar that prepare them for the practicum experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the practicum experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.