The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC1048

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

Through undertaking this course students will be expected to:

1. Understand the demands of academic culture and literacy, and education as a field of study.

2. Demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology to the understanding of education and the practice of teaching.

3. Engage with the notion of teaching as a profession.

4. Engage with theories that claim to capture the complexity of teachers' knowledge.

5. Engage with various approaches to pedagogy and assessment (incl. the NSW Quality Teaching framework).


Availability

Callaghan

  • Summer 2 - 2020
  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the demands of academic culture and literacy and education as a field of study

2. Demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of history, psychology, and sociology and specialist studies in education to understanding the practice of teaching.

3. Engage with the notion of teaching as a profession.

4. Engage with theories that engage with the complexity of teachers' knowledge.

5. Engage with approaches to pedagogy and assessment (incl. the NSW Quality Teaching framework)


Content

  1. Academic culture and literacy.
  2. Education as a field of study.
  3. The historical, psychological and sociological disciplines that inform education.
  4. Teaching as a profession and craft.

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Critical analysis and Annotated Bibliography 50%

Essay: Reflective Essay 50%


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Field Study: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course
  • Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course
  • Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 3 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students will undertake a school visit to gain a greater awareness and understanding of the roles teachers play within a school and the roles of schools in society.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks starting in week 2