Unit aim

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 New South Wales Quality Teaching Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers underpin this unit. Students will apply effective teaching frameworks to their own classroom practice.

Unit content

Module 1: Introduction to effective teaching frameworks
Introduces students to the New South Wales Quality Teaching (NSWQT) Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These frameworks provide guidelines and reflective tools for teachers to improve practices.

  • Effective Teaching
  • Intellectual Quality and the APST
  • Significance and the APST
  • Quality learning environments and the APST

Module 2: Effective teaching in action

  • Implications for planning
  • Implications for teaching
  • Implications for assessment
  • Preparing for the practicum

Module 3: Practicum
Students will undertake 25-30 days of practicum depending on their course. The first five 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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

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

Lismore

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

Online

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

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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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