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Commences in 2014.
(B, G, W)
|Unit chair:||S Webster|
S Webster (B), J Hodgens (G), J Lynch (W)
Students must be enrolled in course E359
3 hours per week. This unit also involves 10 whole days of supervised professional experience.
Students must pass all components of this unit in order to progress to the next ETP unit in the professional education sequence.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
For any curriculum to offer educative value there must be detailed engagement with particular contexts. This unit will enable students to understand both the epistemological and ontological dimensions associate with curriculum work and be able to relate these to the discourse of education. The relation between educational theory and context will be explored through examining a variety of curriculum practices through history, such as for example in Ancient Greece, Freire’s Brazil, Dewey’s United States and A. S. Neil’s England, where the various dimensions of politics, morality, culture and philosophy all inform how educative experiences and programs can be understood. Students will examine why the rationale of any curriculum is central to all educational practice and shall design curriculum to provide specific experiences which can be justified as offering educative value for students and for the global community.
This unit includes 10 days professional experience. During these days the pre-service teacher will:
Exam, 1200 words, 40%
Assignment: Create, present and justify a particular curriculum program, 2000 words, 60%
Hurdle Requirement: Assessing the Professional Experience
For students enrolled in School of Education courses, the professional experience component is assessed primarily by the class-based teacher who advises the Unit Chair. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to progress.