Quality Teaching in Secondary Classrooms
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
This course provides students with foundational knowledge and skills that they will need in order to become a secondary teacher and maximise the achievement of learning outcomes for all students. EDUC6771 introduces students to principles and practice of quality teaching, by focusing on approaches to teaching that (a) promote high levels of intellectual quality; (b) establish high quality contexts for learning; and (c) generate significance for learners. Students will have the opportunity to analyse, design, evaluate and reflect upon quality classroom and assessment practice.
The University of Newcastle, the NSW Institute of Teachers and our education partners in schools and centres require that all students demonstrate a commitment to professional teaching practice by attending and engaging in lectures, tutorials and other activities provided by the university within our Teacher Education programs.
Students' professional commitment to teaching will be assessed by a 100% attendance requirement at sessions indicated as compulsory in the course outline. These lectures are compulsory because they present information that is critical to successful completion of the placement.
Attendance will be recorded on rolls available at the entrance to lecture theatres and/or tutorial rooms. Students should ensure that they allow sufficient time to be marked as present and provide adequate identification.
Students who arrive late and leave early without prior arrangement with the course coordinator will be deemed to have not completed the attendance requirement. If students leave the activity early and fail to identify themselves a second roll will be taken upon conclusion to the activity.
If a student fails to attend a compulsory session the student is responsible for contacting course coordinator within three (3) working days to request permission to complete a supplementary assessment task. This task will cover the same information that was in the missed session. These tasks will be pass/fail only and will not include written feedback. All replacement tasks are to be submitted at least two weeks before the commencement of the placement.
Students who have not complied with any of these requirements will not be provided with a placement.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. synthesise a broad research base to deepen their understandings of the foundations of quality teaching in secondary schools;
2. plan and teach a lesson that supports high levels of intellectual quality; establishes a high quality learning environment and generates significance for learners;
3. critically evaluate and reflect upon classroom teaching based on their understanding of quality classroom practice; and
4. apply the principles of quality teaching to the design and evaluation of assessment tasks; and
The following course content will be addressed in the context of quality teaching in secondary schools:
* becoming a quality teacher;
* promoting intellectual quality;
* establishing high quality learning environments;
* generating significance for learners;
* planning and reflecting upon quality classroom practice; and
* planning and reflecting upon quality assessment practice.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 7 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Practical: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term