Introduces foundation concepts of learning, teaching and curriculum, various theories of, and models for, learning, how students' achievements impact on learning, and how social, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds may affect learning. Pedagogical approaches, policy documents and organisational practices in a secondary school are considered.
Module 1: Requirements and operational management
Module 2: Classroom and behaviour management
Developmental and other issues in classroom and behaviour management
Classroom discipline: Principles and practices
Module 3: Linking pedagogy curriculum and learning in the classroom
Organisation of a school
Policies and policy documents
Professional experience expectations and requirements
Professional Experience 1
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||identify developmental and other issues in classroom and behaviour management||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||evaluate ways in which society, culture, gender, race, religion and economic status affect the nature and outcomes of schooling||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate how to apply appropriate pedagogical and management approaches through the development of rapport with students and other appropriate strategies||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate a capacity to reflect critically on and improve teaching practice||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|5||identify the range of policies and policy documents and procedures that teachers may need to comply with following employment including an awareness of current NSW legislation, particularly those relating to child protection and teacher duty-of-care obligations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||link pedagogy, curriculum and learning in the classroom (school placement), operations of a secondary school and roles and responsibilities of a teacher.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Churchill, R et al., 2013, Teaching: Making a difference, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Milton, Qld. ISBN: 9780730303381.
- NSW Department of Education, Policies and procedures – Protecting and supporting children and young people policy, NSWDE, https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/.
- NSW Government, 1998, NSW Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/caypapa1998442/, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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