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Unit description

Provides the foundation for developing competence in students’ teaching skills and strategies by: (i) the study of contemporary theory and practice about effective classroom practice, and (ii) the satisfactory completion of a professional experience placement in schools.

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.

  • Orientation: Engaging diverse learners
  • Guided Discovery: Explicit teaching
  • Exploration: Student focussed practice
  • Reflection: Reviewing teaching and learning
  • Assessment

Module 2: Policy and Practice

  • The learning environment and managing student behaviour
  • Establishing a professional identity (Including alignment with the National Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers)
  • Preparation for practicum (including Code of Conduct, Anaphylaxis Training, Child Protection and Duty of Care Legislation)

Module 3: Professional Experience

Students will undertake 25 days of professional experience. The first five school 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.

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 skills and strategies associated with effective classroom practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2work collaboratively and professionally with peers, tutors and mentorsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiencesKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4construct detailed planning documents including focussed teaching episodes, lesson plans, assessment and evaluation strategies, using the template/s provided on MySCUEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
5reflect upon their growth in professional practice and knowledge through their commitment to and engagement with the unit content and associated school-based activitiesKnowledge of a discipline
6analyse policy documents and procedures with which teachers need to comply, including child protection legislation, teacher duty-of-care and code of conduct obligations.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. identify and apply skills and strategies associated with effective classroom practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. work collaboratively and professionally with peers, tutors and mentors
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiences
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. construct detailed planning documents including focussed teaching episodes, lesson plans, assessment and evaluation strategies, using the template/s provided on MySCU
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. reflect upon their growth in professional practice and knowledge through their commitment to and engagement with the unit content and associated school-based activities
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. 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
    • 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

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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