Unit description

Provides the foundation for developing competence in students’ teaching skills and strategies by: (i) the study of contemporary theory and practice about effective classroom practice, and (ii) the satisfactory completion of a profession experience placement in schools.

Unit content

Module 1: Skills And Strategies For Teaching

Introduces students to the Orientation, Guided Discovery, Exploration and Reflection (OGER) framework. The framework provides a structure that allows for a deeper understanding of planning and an overview of the micro skills for teaching. Assessment as a way to address the learning intentions of lessons will also be addressed.

  • Orientation: Engaging diverse learners
  • Guided Discovery: Explicit teaching
  • Exploration: Student focussed practice
  • Reflection: Reviewing teaching and learning
  • Assessment

Module 2: Policy and Practice

  • The learning environment and managing student behaviour
  • Establishing a professional identity (Including alignment with the National Professional Standards for GraduateTeachers)
  • Preparation for practicum (including Code of Conduct, Anaphylaxis Training, Child Protection and Duty of Care Legislation)

Module 3: Practicum

Students will undertake 25 days of practicum. The first five weekly school visits will be observation.

  • Observation
  • Planning for teaching
  • Lesson implementation
  • Assessment
  • Reflection on practice
  • Meeting requirements

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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


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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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