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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Provides the foundation for developing competence in students’ teaching skills and strategies by:

  1. examining contemporary theory and practice about effective classroom practice;
  2. completing satisfactorily a professional experience placement in schools; and
  3. examining the important role of school based assessment data in improving student learning outcomes.

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.

Module 2: Using Assessment Data to Improve Student Learning

  • reading and interpreting assessment data for effective teaching and quality learning, with a particular focus on data related to literacy and numeracy
  • investigating  and applying national, state and school based assessment processes, data collection and analysis to improve student learning outcomes
  • the importance of keeping accurate and reliable records – the role of ICTs

Module 3: Professional Experience

Students will undertake 20 days of 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.

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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 relevant national and international research that underpins effective teaching;
2 Link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiences;
3 Reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.
4 Analyse policy documents and procedures with which teachers need to comply, including child protection legislation, teacher duty-of-care and code of conduct obligations;
5 Identify ways in which cohort data on school based assessment can be understood and reported;
6 Use school based assessment data to evaluate and improve professional practice, including improving student learning outcomes.

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

  1. Identify and apply relevant national and international research that underpins effective teaching;
    • GA1:
  2. Link theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning experiences;
    • GA4:
  3. Reflect critically and creatively on teaching practices, drawing on classroom experiences of student learning.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. 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:
  5. Identify ways in which cohort data on school based assessment can be understood and reported;
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. Use school based assessment data to evaluate and improve professional practice, including improving student learning outcomes.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Churchill et al, 2016, Teaching Making a Difference, 3rd, Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.