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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

School/College

School of Education

Unit aim

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and apply skills and strategies associated with effective classroom practice Knowledge of a discipline
2 work collaboratively and professionally with peers, tutors and mentors Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
3 link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiences Knowledge of a discipline 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 Ethical practice 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 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. Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Communication 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

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • 2nd or 4th editions are also acceptable.: Churchill, R. et al. , 2016, Teaching: Making a difference, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld. ISBN: 9781118296233.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.