Faculty of Education

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Dr Fida Sanjakdar (Clayton); Miss Stella Laletas (Peninsula)



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit builds on students' initial education studies to further develop and practise their knowledge and skills in planning for teaching, collaborating with peers and building positive and productive classroom environments. One focus is on understanding the professional responsibilities teachers have with respect to developing their practice, and building and sustaining educational relationships with students, professional colleagues, administrators, parents and members of the community in diverse educational settings. Another focus is developing and applying the practical teaching knowledge and skills students are acquiring in their course and during professional experience. Unit learning and assessment tasks require students to engage with contemporary issues in teaching, to develop a critical position on these issues, and to consider the practical applications of this position in their teaching practice now and into the future.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. further develop their repertoire of teaching skills and strategies that promote purposeful, meaningful, engaging, innovative, creative, intellectually challenging, and authentic learning
  2. create positive and productive classroom environments which respond to individual needs, issues and dynamics within the classroom
  3. demonstrate effective teaching skills such as planning and organisation; monitoring and assessing learning; meeting diverse student learning needs; effective classroom management; and developing collaborative, integrated and negotiated curriculum
  4. use a range of specific teaching and learning skills such as reflection, problem solving, negotiation, risk taking, innovation, and creativity
  5. work effectively with peers, students, parents, school authorities and other educational professionals
  6. explore some of the broader roles of teachers in the life of a school such as meetings, professional development, policy formulation, parent-teacher meetings, extra-curricular activities and community-based activities
  7. demonstrate an awareness of teachers' professional responsibilities, ethics and relationships and the changing nature of the role of teachers and schooling.


Group presentation on teaching (2000 words, 40%)
Individual assignment on planning for learning (2000 words equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study