2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
There will be substantial engagement with online resources and discussions in CloudDeakin. A minimum of 2 Blackboard Collaborate sessions will be conducted during the trimester.
The unit includes a required intensive block of 2-days (2 x 6 hours) with site-based workshops during week 1 of the trimester.
The unit includes an embedded practicum of 20-days duration, where students undertake supervised professional experience in a school and/or vocational education and training site.
This unit orientates preservice teachers to teaching, the teaching profession and Professional Experience in schools and other educational settings. Students will analyse teaching and learning within the broader purposes of schooling and the education system, including a consideration of strategies for involving parents/carers in the educative process. Further, students will be required to critically assess the impact of globalisation on education and investigate how these discourses shape the practices of teachers in local, state and national contexts.
Students will examine the professional, ethical and legal frameworks for teachers including the Australian Graduate Teacher Standards. Students will engage critically with teaching and teacher practices by examining their personal beliefs and assumptions of teaching and learning and identify how these ideas inform their emerging applied learning pedagogy(s).
This unit will introduce students to planning for professional learning which will support their continued building of this throughout the course.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Articulate an emergent teaching philosophy and critically reflect on the relationship of this with applied learning pedagogies and practical approaches to managing challenging behaviour
Critically assess the globalisation of education and evaluate how these discourses shape the work of teachers in national and local contexts, including the rationale for, provision of, and appropriate sources to support continued professional learning
GLO8: Global citizenship
Identify strategies to involve parents/carers and other partners in the educative process in ways that support individual student learning.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Critical Analysis
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Professional Learning Journal
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Professional Experience placement (20 days)
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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