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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Introduces foundation concepts of learning, teaching and curriculum, various theories of, and models for, learning, how students' achievements impact on learning, and how social, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds may affect learning. Pedagogical approaches, policy documents and organisational practices in a secondary school are considered.

Unit content

Module 1: Requirements and operational management
Orientations 

Module 2: Classroom and behaviour management
Developmental and other issues in classroom and behaviour management
Classroom discipline: Principles and practices

Module 3: Linking pedagogy curriculum and learning in the classroom
Organisation of a school
Policies and policy documents
Professional experience expectations and requirements
Professional Experience 1

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 identify developmental and other issues in classroom and behaviour management
2 evaluate ways in which society, culture, gender, race, religion and economic status affect the nature and outcomes of schooling
3 demonstrate how to apply appropriate pedagogical and management approaches through the development of rapport with students and other appropriate strategies
4 demonstrate a capacity to reflect critically on and improve teaching practice
5 identify the range of policies and policy documents and procedures that teachers may need to comply with following employment including an awareness of current NSW legislation, particularly those relating to child protection and teacher duty-of-care obligations
6 link pedagogy, curriculum and learning in the classroom (school placement), operations of a secondary school and roles and responsibilities of a teacher.

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

  1. identify developmental and other issues in classroom and behaviour management
    • GA4:
  2. evaluate ways in which society, culture, gender, race, religion and economic status affect the nature and outcomes of schooling
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. demonstrate how to apply appropriate pedagogical and management approaches through the development of rapport with students and other appropriate strategies
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate a capacity to reflect critically on and improve teaching practice
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  5. identify the range of policies and policy documents and procedures that teachers may need to comply with following employment including an awareness of current NSW legislation, particularly those relating to child protection and teacher duty-of-care obligations
    • GA4:
  6. link pedagogy, curriculum and learning in the classroom (school placement), operations of a secondary school and roles and responsibilities of a teacher.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Churchill, R et al., 2013, Teaching: Making a difference, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Milton, Qld. ISBN: 9780730303381.
  • NSW Department of Education, Policies and procedures – Protecting and supporting children and young people policy, NSWDE, https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/.
  • NSW Government, 1998, NSW Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/caypapa1998442/, Sydney.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.