Available in 2022
Course code

EDUC2181

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is focused on developing students knowledge and understanding in the field of student learning, encompassing the topics of: managing the student learning environment (including classroom management); inclusivity, especially that related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and issues of diversity; and transformative pedagogies. These topics are explicitly connected to contemporary school settings across all key learning areas. This course provides a lead-in to the first and second secondary practicums, EDUC2196 and EDUC3196.

During this course, students reflect and critically engage with the NSW Quality Teaching model as a professional learning tool, demonstrate an understanding of the principles, policies and practices for establishing and maintaining a productive learning environment; and promote equity in classrooms through inclusive education.

A key focus is on gathering evidence aligned with the Australian Institute for Teaching School Leadership (AITSL) standards to demonstrate a coherent understanding of all elements of the profession, apply frameworks for understanding and interpreting classroom management, inclusive education and core concepts of transformative pedagogies.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply frameworks for understanding and interpreting professional practice, particularly through classroom management, inclusive education and core concepts of transformative pedagogies;

2. Reflect and critically engage with the NSW Quality Teaching model as a professional learning tool;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, policies, and practices for establishing and maintaining a productive learning environment; and

4. Promote equity in classrooms through inclusive education.


Content

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, policies, and practices for establishing and maintaining a productive learning environment

Managing the learning environment - praxis and nexus

Apply frameworks for understanding and interpreting professional practice, particularly through classroom management, inclusive education and core concepts of transformative pedagogies.

Promote equity in classrooms through inclusive education.


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.

To enrol in this course students must:

- be active in one of the following programs:

- Bachelor of Education Studies [12266], or

- Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours) [12368], or

- Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) [12369], or

- Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) [12370], or

- Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics) (Honours) [12371], or

- Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours) [12372], or

- Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) [12373], or

- Bachelor of Education (Secondary) [40107], or

- Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) [40108]

You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed EDUC2195.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments 60%

Project: Project 40%


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks starting in week 13

Student presentation week

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Tutorial

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

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