Current Issues in Secondary Schooling

Course code EDUC6108Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Builds on students' understandings of the responsibilities and obligations of belonging to the profession of teaching. Students will become familiar with the organisation and functioning of secondary schools through regular visits to a secondary school to make observations. Students will become familiar with current educational literature within their specialist discipline and develop a personal philosophy related to teaching in the secondary school.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn satisfactory completion of this course students should be able to:
" Plan a series of lessons within the context of a unit of work that would meet the needs of a class of secondary students
" Consider and discuss theories and models of learning such as the Quality Teaching Model
" Appreciate the role and value of their subject area in contemporary society
" Work within the current syllabus structure in NSW in planning lessons
" Plan for common misconceptions that may be encountered in the secondary classroom
Content" Working within the structure of the K-12 Syllabus in NSW
" Theories of teaching and learning including the Quality Teaching Model
" Application of a lesson design and unit of work
" Role and value of their subject area in society, with applications to teaching in a secondary context
" Common issues related to secondary schooling
" Development of a personal philosophy of teaching.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1: Observation Journal 10%
Assessment Item 2: Unit and Lesson plan 40%
Assessment Item 3: Outline of personal philosophy of mathematics education 50%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6108