Availabilities:

Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Focuses on the key issues associated with being a professional in the secondary education sector. Emphasis is placed on understanding the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that will be required of students throughout their degree program as well as in their future careers in secondary school settings.

Unit content

Module 1: Becoming a teacher - The role of educators in a secondary school context - Reflecting on personal challenges and goals in becoming a teacher including the need for personal literacy and numeracy - Becoming a teacher, and the teacher's role within the faculty, the school and communities - An introduction to secondary teacher competencies and professional teaching standards. 

Module 2: Curriculum and pedagogy - Major trends in education - historical, contemporary and emerging - Defining and introducing 'curriculum' across the K-12 continuum of learning - Literacy, numeracy and ICT skills in the context of curriculum and how they relate to key learning areas - Defining and introducing 'pedagogy'. 

Module 3: The learning community - Embracing diversity and building positive relationships with young people, their families, and the wider community - Knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for teaching and caring for young people, including child protection - The teacher as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner. 

** This unit will include three observation day visits to schools.

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
1analyse historical, contemporary and emerging ideas, contexts and trends in education and teachers' rolesKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate an understanding of various aspects of teaching and learning such as pedagogy, curriculum, literacy, numeracy and ICTKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3reflect on knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in relation to adolescent behaviour, building positive relationships with students, families and the wider communityCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4analyse educational ideas and issues through research, and use this research to reflect on understanding and personal approaches to learning and teaching.CreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. analyse historical, contemporary and emerging ideas, contexts and trends in education and teachers' roles
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate an understanding of various aspects of teaching and learning such as pedagogy, curriculum, literacy, numeracy and ICT
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. reflect on knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in relation to adolescent behaviour, building positive relationships with students, families and the wider community
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. analyse educational ideas and issues through research, and use this research to reflect on understanding and personal approaches to learning and teaching.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • 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.

+