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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

School/College

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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) underpin this unit. Students will apply the APSTs to their own classroom practice.

Unit content

Module 1: Planning

  • Introduction to the unit
  • Planning using data
  • Consideration for diverse learners
  • Planning with consideration for the Cirriculum and the Cross Curricula Priorities and General Capabilities

Module 2: Teaching

  • Differentiation
  • Teaching strategies

Module 3: Assessment

  • Visible Learning
  • Designing diagnostic, formative and summative assessment

Module 4: Professional Experience

  • Planning and preparing for professional experience.

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 relevant research that underpins models of effective teaching Intellectual rigour
2 plan and implement lessons using the NSW Quality Teaching Framework Intellectual rigour
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 Knowledge of a discipline
4 develop lesson plans across the key learning areas suitable to the diversity of the students in the classroom Cultural competence
5 create materials suitable for supporting teaching and professional development Intellectual rigour
6 work towards creating a safe and supportive learning environment having regard to child protection legislation, workplace health and safety, and duty of care Communication and social skills
7 reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning. Intellectual rigour

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

  1. identify relevant research that underpins models of effective teaching
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. plan and implement lessons using the NSW Quality Teaching Framework
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  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: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. develop lesson plans across the key learning areas suitable to the diversity of the students in the classroom
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. create materials suitable for supporting teaching and professional development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  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: Communication and social skills
  7. reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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