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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Assists final year education students develop a sense of professional identity to support their transition to the professional world of teaching. Through a student-focused strategy of critical reflection and consolidation, students synthesise the knowledge, skills and attitudes they have acquired throughout their course and present their learning through practical contexts that will also be of benefit in their life long learning journey.

Unit content

Establish a personal professional identity and professional teaching portfolio

Professional ethics and values standards in the teaching profession

Seeking employment as a teaching professional

  • Writing an cover/application letter and curriculum vitae
  • Preparing for a professional interview; supporting evidence
  • Teaching opportunities in Australia and internationally

Graduate stories

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically reflect on current and future perspectives on education and contextualise current Australian educational practices with a view to visioning preferred educational futures
2 demonstrate their developing professional identity exemplifying knowledge, skills, attitudes and values appropriate for a professional educator
3 create a teaching portfolio which includes a philosophy statement, teaching aims, a curriculum vitae, application letter, and reflections and evidence on their performance against professional teaching standards
4 professionally present themselves at a professional interview
5 communicate professionally and effectively through written, oral and technological means.

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

  1. critically reflect on current and future perspectives on education and contextualise current Australian educational practices with a view to visioning preferred educational futures
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate their developing professional identity exemplifying knowledge, skills, attitudes and values appropriate for a professional educator
    • GA5:
  3. create a teaching portfolio which includes a philosophy statement, teaching aims, a curriculum vitae, application letter, and reflections and evidence on their performance against professional teaching standards
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. professionally present themselves at a professional interview
    • GA6:
  5. communicate professionally and effectively through written, oral and technological means.
    • GA6: