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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

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 and II through a 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 (QTF) underpins this unit. Students will reflect on their practice and articulate professional goals for the future.

Unit content

Topic 1: Transitioning to the profession

  • Innovative teaching: what it is
  • Considering the diversity of future professional contexts
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Working in a learning community

Topic 2: Preparation for the profession

  • Communicating with Parents and Carers
  • Maintaining teacher well being
  • Employment preparation

Topic 3: Preparation for professional experience

  • Expectations
  • Ethical issues and code of conduct
  • Ensuring success/ goals for the future

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 work effectively in a learning community that seeks to meet the specific learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across a wide range of abilities
2 plan, deliver and critically review a teaching sequence across a range of key learning areas
3 analyse and evaluate the range of contexts for teaching, the need for innovative teaching, the need to respond to the diverse needs of students and the importance of working within a wider learning community, including parents and carers
4 reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning
5 articulate knowledgeably the importance of polices and guidelines on child protection, health and safety, and professional codes of conduct
6 create a safe and supportive learning environment having regard to child protection legislation, workplace health and safety, and duty of care
7 apply competently the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers

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

  1. work effectively in a learning community that seeks to meet the specific learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across a wide range of abilities
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  2. plan, deliver and critically review a teaching sequence across a range of key learning areas
    • GA5:
  3. analyse and evaluate the range of contexts for teaching, the need for innovative teaching, the need to respond to the diverse needs of students and the importance of working within a wider learning community, including parents and carers
    • GA2:
  4. reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning
    • GA5:
  5. articulate knowledgeably the importance of polices and guidelines on child protection, health and safety, and professional codes of conduct
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  6. create a safe and supportive learning environment having regard to child protection legislation, workplace health and safety, and duty of care
    • GA6:
  7. apply competently the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

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