The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC1050

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides an introduction to effective teaching practices in K-6 contexts and an understanding of the various discourses and disciplines that inform teachers' practice in primary contexts.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the diversity of primary contexts and learners

2. Identify elements of the Quality Teaching model through classroom observation

3. Identify structures to support teaching and learning in K-6 contexts

4. Demonstrate effective professional and collaborative oral, written and technological skills

5. Transform learning activities through understandings of new technologies and multiliteracies


Content

Diversity in K-6 contexts.

Effective pedagogies: Quality Teaching in K-6 contexts.

K-6 national and state syllabus documents and policies.

Structures for learning in K-6 contexts: personalised and group learning, collaborative, arts-based, cooperative & play-based pedagogies.

Teaching and learning through technology in K-6 contexts.

Communication skills for effective teaching and learning.


Requisite

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.


Assessment items

Essay: Visual essay and validation - 50%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises - 50%


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Computer Lab: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course
  • Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Computer Lab

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

Lecture

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

Tutorial

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