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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

36 Credit Value in any SCU units EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching

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 3-week block-practicum.

Unit content

1. Understanding the context of a primary school
2. Establishing a presence: clarity of communication
3. Planning for effective teaching and learning (OGER Framework)
4. Assessing for effective teaching and learning
5. Managing the learning environment (includes Child Protection)
6. Orientation: engaging learners
7. Guided discovery: explicit teaching
8. Exploration: child focused practice
9. Reflection: reviewing the learning experience
10. Preparing for practicum

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 and apply skills and strategies associated with effective classroom practice
2 demonstrate ability to work collaboratively and professionally with peers, tutors and mentors
3 link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiences
4 construct detailed planning documents including focussed teaching episodes, lesson plans, assessment and evaluation strategies, using the template/s provided on MySCU
5 demonstrate and reflect upon their growth in professional practice and knowledge through their commitment to and engagement with the unit content and associated school-based activities
6 engage in activities associated with compliance of child protection legislation.

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

  1. identify and apply skills and strategies associated with effective classroom practice
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate ability to work collaboratively and professionally with peers, tutors and mentors
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  3. link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiences
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. construct detailed planning documents including focussed teaching episodes, lesson plans, assessment and evaluation strategies, using the template/s provided on MySCU
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate and reflect upon their growth in professional practice and knowledge through their commitment to and engagement with the unit content and associated school-based activities
    • GA5:
  6. engage in activities associated with compliance of child protection legislation.
    • GA4:
    • GA5: