OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Provides the foundation for developing competence in students’ teaching skills and strategies by: examining contemporary theory and practice about effective classroom practice; completing satisfactorily a professional experience placement in schools; and examining the important role of school based assessment data in improving student learning outcomes.

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.

Module 2: Using Assessment Data to Improve Student Learning

  • reading and interpreting assessment data for effective teaching and quality learning, with a particular focus on data related to literacy and numeracy
  • investigating  and applying national, state and school based assessment processes, data collection and analysis to improve student learning outcomes
  • the importance of keeping accurate and reliable records – the role of ICTs

Module 3: Professional Experience

Students will undertake 20 days of 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (8 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 20 days (Once)
Practicum ReportSR

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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