The Practicing Professional Primary Teacher

Course code EDUC6764
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. Through 10 days of professional experience in a primary school setting, they will have the opportunity to refine their capacity to employ effective, inclusive teaching practices for personalising and individualising the learning for students in their care.

Availability

Callaghan

  • 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.

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

Content

  • Teaching Portfolios.
  • Revisiting frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.
  • Processes for selecting evidence of attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards.
  • Developing a personal Philosophy of Teaching.
  • The legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession.
  • Teachers as professional partners and participants in local, national and global communities.
  • Approaches to designing differentiated curriculum and inclusive teaching methods to personalise the learning for students.

Requisite

successfully completed 120 units

Assumed Knowledge

successfully completed 120 units including EDUC6763.

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Teaching Portfolio

Professional Task: Professional Experience *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

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.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

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

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Students will be involved in PBL groups with scenarios and questions to examine and answer each week.PBL will consist of on-line activities.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 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 60 hour(s) per Term

10 Days Professional Experience

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 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.