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EEE753 - Becoming a Professional Educator

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D303, D304, E760, E761, E762, E763, E764 or E765

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Andrew Skourdoumbis

Trimester 2: Sue Bennett

Trimester 3: Sue Bennett

Prerequisite:

Completion of 8 Core Units including:

  • EEE751 and EEE752,
  • one of EPR711, EPR721, EPR731 or EPR741, and;
  • one of EPR712, EPR722 or EPR732
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Burwood: 6 x 3 hour Seminar (seminars do not run during placement)

Cloud (online): Engagement with on-line activities and discussion forums equivalent to 6 x 3 hours

Content

This unit aims to deepen students’ understandings and develop the skills needed to be a member of the teaching profession. It has four foci. The first will address professional ethics and responsibilities. It focuses on developing students’ understandings and ability to apply the key principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession. The second will address essential legislative and administrative knowledge for the beginning teacher. It aims to enhance students’ understanding of the relevant legislative, and administrative policies and processes required for teachers in early childhood settings and schools and general useful information about early childhood settings and schools as institutional work sites and as elements of systems. The third foci will address the key dimensions of the professional relationship. These include parent/carer partnerships and relationships with professional teaching networks and broader communities. The final focus of the unit is an introduction to research methods, specifically action research.

Assessment

Online assessment task - legal responsibilities and analysis of ethical dilemmas, 2500 words, 50%

Issue Based Investigation in Schools: Action Research Proposal, 2500 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

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