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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Prepares future teachers to participate effectively as casual teachers in a variety of educational settings with a diverse range of students. A portfolio of resources will be developed.

Unit content

Topic 1: The world of the casual teacher
Topic 2: Preparing for teaching as a casual
Topic 3: Building resilience and a career as a casual teacher
Topic 4: Teaching resources and classroom management for casuals teaching
Topic 5: Achieving Proficient Level accreditation as a casual teacher

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 analyse the role of the casual teacher in schools through reference to statutory regulations, industry guidelines, government data and professional literature related to casual teaching
2 appraise and compare the various casual teaching options available including the ‘casual by choice’ career in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary settings
3 formulate strategies for securing casual teaching in a range of settings and plan for ongoing professional development and accreditation
4 develop strategies to build professional resilience
5 link classroom management knowledge to specific needs of the casual teaching role
6 create a portfolio of practical resources in preparation for casual teaching in varied settings

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

  1. analyse the role of the casual teacher in schools through reference to statutory regulations, industry guidelines, government data and professional literature related to casual teaching
  2. appraise and compare the various casual teaching options available including the ‘casual by choice’ career in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary settings
  3. formulate strategies for securing casual teaching in a range of settings and plan for ongoing professional development and accreditation
  4. develop strategies to build professional resilience
  5. link classroom management knowledge to specific needs of the casual teaching role
  6. create a portfolio of practical resources in preparation for casual teaching in varied settings