The Practicing Professional

Course code EDUC6774
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 a minimum of 15 days of professional experience in a secondary school setting, they will have the opportunity to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at graduate teacher level.

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 learning.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6774.

Requisite

have completed 120 units

Assumed Knowledge

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

Assessment Items

Project: Philosophy of Teaching with annotated evidence of practice

Portfolio: Professional Experience Report and Portfolio

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Your experiences of Ethical tensions and uncertainties during internship

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.

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

Lecture

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

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 120 hour(s) per Term

Professional Experience of 20 days in an out-of-area location.

Tutorial

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

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.