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 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 learning.

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

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:

  • Practicum: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

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

Lecture

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

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