The Practicing Professional

Course code EDUC6774
Not available in 2017

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

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.

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: Portfolio

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Professional Experience Report

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Tutorial: 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 - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours