6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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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:
- further develop their repertoire of teaching skills and strategies that promote purposeful, meaningful, engaging, innovative, creative, intellectually challenging, and authentic learning
- create positive and productive classroom environments which respond to individual needs, issues and dynamics within the classroom
- 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
- use a range of specific teaching and learning skills such as reflection, problem solving, negotiation, risk taking, innovation, and creativity
- work effectively with peers, students, parents, school authorities and other educational professionals
- 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
- demonstrate an awareness of teachers' professional responsibilities, ethics and relationships and the changing nature of the role of teachers and schooling.
Peer teaching report (1600 words, 40%)
Individual assignment: Reflection on professional responsibilities, practice and relationships (2400 words equivalent, 60%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- 2 contact hours per week
- Additional requirements:
- 10 hours of independent study per week
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