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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 1,2N/A

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills developed in Professional Experience I through further classroom teaching experience as well as through the development of an understanding of what it means to be an effective and competent teacher. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) underpin this unit. Students will apply the APSTs to their own classroom practice.

Unit content

Module 1: Planning

  • Introduction to the unit
  • Planning using data
  • Consideration for diverse learners
  • Planning with consideration for the Cirriculum and the Cross Curricula Priorities and General Capabilities

Module 2: Teaching

  • Differentiation
  • Teaching strategies

Module 3: Assessment

  • Visible Learning
  • Designing diagnostic, formative and summative assessment

Module 4: Professional Experience

  • Planning and preparing for professional 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.

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 relevant research that underpins models of effective teachingIntellectual rigour
2plan and implement lessons using the NSW Quality Teaching FrameworkIntellectual rigour
3develop learning experiences and, in consultation with a mentor teacher, classroom policies that promote intellectual quality, the significance of the learning and the quality of the learning environmentKnowledge of a discipline
4develop lesson plans across the key learning areas suitable to the diversity of the students in the classroomCultural competence
5create materials suitable for supporting teaching and professional developmentIntellectual rigour
6work towards creating a safe and supportive learning environment having regard to child protection legislation, workplace health and safety, and duty of careCommunication and social skills
7reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.Intellectual rigour

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

  1. identify relevant research that underpins models of effective teaching
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. plan and implement lessons using the NSW Quality Teaching Framework
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. develop learning experiences and, in consultation with a mentor teacher, classroom policies that promote intellectual quality, the significance of the learning and the quality of the learning environment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. develop lesson plans across the key learning areas suitable to the diversity of the students in the classroom
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. create materials suitable for supporting teaching and professional development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  6. work towards creating a safe and supportive learning environment having regard to child protection legislation, workplace health and safety, and duty of care
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Community/Professional placement (once)
Assessment
ePortfolio50%
Lesson Plan and analysis50%
Professional Experience and Professional Experience FolderSR

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Community/Professional placement (once)
Assessment
ePortfolio50%
Lesson Plan and analysis50%
Professional Experience and Professional Experience FolderSR

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Community/Professional placement (once)
Assessment
ePortfolio50%
Lesson Plan and analysis50%
Professional Experience and Professional Experience FolderSR

Teaching method
Structured online learning self paced (self paced)
Tutorial online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Community/Professional placement (once)
Assessment
ePortfolio50%
Lesson Plan and analysis50%
Professional Experience and Professional Experience FolderSR
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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