Semester 1, 2012


Unit

Education Foundations

Enhanced Learning in Professional Contexts G 1

Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Practice 1

Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Practice 2

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the relationship between development and learning;
  2. Identify the assumptions that underlie the various perspectives on education and their associated theories of learning; and,
  3. Critically analyse the issues involved in teaching as a profession.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to formulate a personal approach to:

  1. Explain the role of communication and IT in education;
  2. Use information literacy skills;
  3. Use appropriate skills in IT in their own learning;
  4. Evaluate and use appropriately educational software and online resources.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area;
  2. Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence;
  3. Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the capacity to organise classroom activities and provide clear directions;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of practical approaches to manage challenging behaviour;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant issues and the strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning;
  4. Apply a range of teaching strategies;
  5. Apply a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student engagement;
  6. Demonstrate a capacity to implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.

Semester 2, 2011


Unit

Socio-Cultural Politics of Education 6730

Responding to Individual needs in Education 6705

Enhanced Learning in Professional Contexts 2 6717

Secondary Teaching Studies 2 suite

Outcomes

On completion students will have developed a critical awareness of the complexities of the socio-cultural context of education in Australia.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • identify the multi-layered and transformative nature of their own and other student's cultural identities;
  • have actively engaged in current debates around key Australian social and cultural issues, and considered the pedagogical implications;
  • have used theoretical tools to analyse social issues and their own cultural experiences;
  • and have evaluated current social justice and equity educational policies and practices.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • demonstrate how a range of individual differences in learning and ability of students in todays classrooms impacts on teaching;
  • describe characteristics of students with learning difficulties;
  • evaluate strategies for identifying, assessing and teaching students with learning difficulties;
  • and access the range of support services for such students.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • teach continuously with the guidance of a Mentoring Teacher;
  • continue to demonstrate an ability to plan, implement and assess student learning;
  • motivate and engage all learners; demonstrate the attitudes and conduct of a professional;
  • demonstrate an understanding of integrating communication and IT in teaching;
  • demonstrate own information literacy skills in both teaching and own learning;
  • critically evaluate their own learning and use of resources.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  • plan and manage teaching and learning processes; monitor and assess pupil/student progress and learning outcomes;
  • reflect on, evaluate, and plan for continuing improvement of own teaching practice.
  • and learn to use and develop own discipline and professional knowledge.