Unit aim

Provides an opportunity to choose a pathway into the profession of teaching by: (i) the study of contemporary research and practice in the context of teaching selected and (ii) the satisfactory completion of the practicum including planning and observation days and a block period.

Unit content

1. What does it mean to be a professional? 
2. What does it mean to be a quality practitioner? 
3. Professional learning: Personal and targeted 
4. Contributing to a community of learners 
5. Curriculum design for specific contexts 
6. Planning, teaching and evaluating: Context specific 
7. The practicum experience

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • This is a custom text: Millwater, J, 2013, Stepping Out Into the Real World of Teaching, 1st edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW. ISBN: 9781442584013.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (9 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hr (9 weeks)
Assessment
Critical Reflection60%
Presentation40%
Practicum and Professional ExperienceSR

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (9 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hr (9 weeks)
Assessment
Critical Reflection60%
Presentation40%
Practicum and Professional ExperienceSR

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (9 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hr (9 weeks)
Assessment
Critical Reflection60%
Presentation40%
Practicum and Professional ExperienceSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

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