EDUC6774

The Practicing Professional

10 Units

In this course students will reflect upon, and represent within a teaching portfolio, their professional learning during the program. They will refine their personal philosophy of teaching; explore the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession; and consider their responsibility as participants in local, national and global teaching communities. Through a minimum of 15 days of professional experience in a secondary school setting, they will have the opportunity to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at graduate teacher level.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession.
  2. Articulate a personal philosophy of teaching.
  3. Develop a teaching portfolio that provides evidence of their attainment of graduate teacher standards, and critically reflects upon their professional learning over the entire program.
  4. Consider their role as professional partners and participants in local, national and global communities.
  5. Demonstrate inclusive teaching practices through adapting and differentiating curriculum and instruction to personalise the learning for students in their care.
Content
  • Teaching Portfolios.
  • Revisiting frameworks for understanding, interpreting, and critically reflecting upon professional practice.
  • Processes for selecting evidence of attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards.
  • Developing a personal Philosophy of Teaching.
  • The legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the teaching profession.
  • Teachers as professional partners and participants in local, national and global communities.
  • Approaches to designing differentiated curriculum and inclusive teaching methods to personalise learning.
Requisites
  • To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed EDUC6711, EDUC6772 and EDUC6773 and be active in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) [11715] program.
Assumed Knowledge It is recommended that students have completed, or are concurrently enrolled in EDUC6911, EDUC6912, and EDUC6740.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Philosophy of Teaching with annotated evidence of practice
  • Portfolio: Portfolio
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Professional Experience Report

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the placement experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Placement

Face to Face Off Campus 20 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Students must pass the 20 day full time professional placement in order to pass this course.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Students must attend mandatory lectures and tutorials that prepare them for the placement experience. Times and dates of lectures and tutorials will be available on the Course Blackboard site.

Compulsory Requirements
  • General Course Requirements: 1. Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. 2. Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Pre-Placement Requirements: 1. Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training. 2. Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work. 3. Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for EDUC6774
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