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Unit description

Introduces significant issues in education for the purposes of enabling students to contribute to discussion of: national and international perspectives and policies; professional knowledge and practice and engaging with parents and the community and student wellbeing.

Unit content

Module 1: Student wellbeing
Module 2: The practice of teaching - a policy perspective
Module 3: Professional knowledge and practice

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and discuss key national and international influences that impact on student wellbeing, the professional practice of teaching, as well as the effect of national policies on curriculum content and approachesIntellectual rigour
2synthesise educational ideas and issues through researchIntellectual rigour
3identify the role played by professional standards frameworks in the professional life of a teacher and assess the role and importance of school policies, regulations and statutes as these impact on teachers' responsibilities and students' rightsCreativityCommunication and social skills
4identify professional development opportunities and the importance of personal planning to ongoing professional growth and demonstrate a capacity to reflect critically on and improve teaching practiceCreativityCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate knowledge of the importance of teamwork in an education context and understand the significance of effective and appropriate liaison with all stakeholders.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and discuss key national and international influences that impact on student wellbeing, the professional practice of teaching, as well as the effect of national policies on curriculum content and approaches
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. synthesise educational ideas and issues through research
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. identify the role played by professional standards frameworks in the professional life of a teacher and assess the role and importance of school policies, regulations and statutes as these impact on teachers' responsibilities and students' rights
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. identify professional development opportunities and the importance of personal planning to ongoing professional growth and demonstrate a capacity to reflect critically on and improve teaching practice
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate knowledge of the importance of teamwork in an education context and understand the significance of effective and appropriate liaison with all stakeholders.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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