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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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.

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 and apply relevant national and international research that underpins effective teaching;Intellectual rigour
2Link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiences;Knowledge of a discipline
3Reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4Analyse policy documents and procedures with which teachers need to comply, including child protection legislation, teacher duty-of-care and code of conduct obligations;Ethical practice
5Identify ways in which cohort data on school based assessment can be understood and reported;Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
6Use school based assessment data to evaluate and improve professional practice, including improving student learning outcomes.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. Identify and apply relevant national and international research that underpins effective teaching;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. Link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiences;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Analyse policy documents and procedures with which teachers need to comply, including child protection legislation, teacher duty-of-care and code of conduct obligations;
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. Identify ways in which cohort data on school based assessment can be understood and reported;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. Use school based assessment data to evaluate and improve professional practice, including improving student learning outcomes.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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