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 Campus

  • 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.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have completed, or are concurrently enrolled in EDUC6911, EDUC6912, and EDUC6740 before enrolling in this course.

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:

Course Assessment Requirements:

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

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

Lecture

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

Professional Experience equivalent to 60 hours, or 10 Days. Students will be involved in PBL groups with scenarios and questions to examine and answer each week. PBL will consist of on-line activities.

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 60 hour(s) per Term

Tutorial

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