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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

Provides students with the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills developed in Professional Experience I through further classroom teaching experience as well as through the development of an understanding of what it means to be an effective and competent teacher. The New South Wales Quality Teaching Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers underpin this unit. Students will apply effective teaching frameworks to their own classroom practice.

Unit content

Module 1: Introduction to effective teaching frameworks
Introduces students to the New South Wales Quality Teaching (NSWQT) Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These frameworks provide guidelines and reflective tools for teachers to improve practices.

  • Effective Teaching
  • Intellectual Quality and the APST
  • Significance and the APST
  • Quality learning environments and the APST

Module 2: Effective teaching in action

  • Implications for planning
  • Implications for teaching
  • Implications for assessment
  • Preparing for the practicum

Module 3: Practicum
Students will undertake 25-30 days of practicum depending on their course. The first five 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: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify relevant research that underpins models of effective teaching
2 plan and implement lessons using the NSW Quality Teaching Framework
3 develop learning experiences and, in consultation with a mentor teacher, classroom policies that promote intellectual quality, the significance of the learning and the quality of the learning environment
4 develop lesson plans across the key learning areas suitable to the diversity of the students in the classroom
5 create materials suitable for supporting teaching and professional development
6 work towards creating a safe and supportive learning environment having regard to child protection legislation, workplace health and safety, and duty of care
7 reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.

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

  1. identify relevant research that underpins models of effective teaching
    • GA1:
  2. plan and implement lessons using the NSW Quality Teaching Framework
    • GA1:
  3. develop learning experiences and, in consultation with a mentor teacher, classroom policies that promote intellectual quality, the significance of the learning and the quality of the learning environment
    • GA4:
  4. develop lesson plans across the key learning areas suitable to the diversity of the students in the classroom
    • GA7:
  5. create materials suitable for supporting teaching and professional development
    • GA1:
  6. work towards creating a safe and supportive learning environment having regard to child protection legislation, workplace health and safety, and duty of care
    • GA6:
  7. reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.
    • GA1:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.