Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: 7-12 Internship

Course code EDUC4195
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 7-12 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

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • 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

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4088. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4088 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC4195.

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 240 units of study including pre-requisite courses to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC2195, EDUC3195, and 270 Units successfully completed.

Assessment Items

Project: A1 - Philosophy of Teaching

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: A2 - Ethical Dilemma

Professional Task: A3 - Professional Experience Report

Compulsory Requirements

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check.
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term

Practicum

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

50 day full time professional experience component.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term