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Unit description

Introduces students to different ways of teaching and learning through observations of professional practice. Students develop an understanding of pedagogical frameworks and learning theories in education that inform professional standards, principles, and priorities. The unit emphases critical observations of practice for differentiation and diversity,  interdisciplinarity, behaviour support, assessment and feedback.

Unit content

Module 1. Standards, Principles and Priorities: The elements that guide teaching and learning in practice 
 
Module 2. Theories and Frameworks: The ideas and organisation behind teaching and learning in practice  
 
Module 3. Lessons, Activities and Learning Experiences: Planning for teaching and learning in practice 
 
Module 4. Assessment and Feedback: Evaluating the impact of teaching and learning in practice 
 
Module 5. Learning Environments and Behaviour Support: Creating a quality environment for teaching and learning in practice 
 
Module 6. Observing Teaching and Learning in 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and illustrate key theories and frameworks for teaching and learning in practice
2identify and illustrate key standards, principles and priorities for teaching and learning in practice
3recognise and reflect on ways of teaching and learning in lessons and activities in practice, including assessment and feedback
4recognise and reflect on ways of teaching and learning through observations of learning environments and behaviour support

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

  1. identify and illustrate key theories and frameworks for teaching and learning in practice
  2. identify and illustrate key standards, principles and priorities for teaching and learning in practice
  3. recognise and reflect on ways of teaching and learning in lessons and activities in practice, including assessment and feedback
  4. recognise and reflect on ways of teaching and learning through observations of learning environments and behaviour support

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Reflection and Rationale40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Reflection and Rationale40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Reflection and Rationale40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Reflection and Rationale40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Fee paying courses
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International

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