Introduces students to key issues associated with being a professional in education and care in the 21st century. Emphasis is placed on metacognitive approaches to learning as a key to effective teaching. Students are introduced to the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that will be required throughout their degree program as well as in their future careers. A particular emphasis is placed on reflective practice as the cornerstone of quality teaching and learning.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||reflect critically on the key dimensions of ‘being a teacher’ in the 21st century||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify important historical developments that have shaped current educational policy and practice for early childhood and/or primary school contexts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||acknowledge the role of reflective practice in shaping professional practice and knowledge||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify how ‘pedagogy’ and ‘curriculum’ are evidenced in current contexts of education for early childhood and primary education||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||reflect on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that influence and inform teaching and learning for early childhood and primary education||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|6||discuss the legal and ethical dimensions of a career that involves working closely with children, young people and their families.||Ethical practice|
- Marsh, C, 2010, Becoming a teacher: Knowledge skills and issues, 5th edn, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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