Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
Prerequisites
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into MTEC-Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1a Admission into MTPR-Master of Teaching (Primary)
1b Admission into MTS-Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1c Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1d Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1e Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1f Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1g Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1h Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1i Admission into MTSEPR-Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Primary)
1j Admission into MTSESC-Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Secondary)
2 EDUC4740 - Professional Experience: Year 4 Final Assessment for Registration (Early Childhood)
2a EDUC4741 - Professional Experience: Year 4 Teaching Performance Assessment (Primary)
2b EDUC4742 - Professional Experience: Year 4 Final and Teaching Performance Assessment (Secondary)
2c EDUC9304 - Professional Experience: Final Assessment (Early Childhood)
2d EDUC9312 - Professional Experience 2: Assessment for Registration (Primary)
2e ^ EDUC9308 - Professional Experience 2: Assessment for Registration (Secondary)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j) and (2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e))
Topic description
In the final semester of the course of study this topic is designed to provide students with the opportunity to reflect on the knowledge developed in this professional degree while drawing on the contexts of their personal life experiences and knowledge and understandings from their earlier studies. Students will be challenged to investigate significant contemporary educational issues and to use their educational and curriculum knowledge to explain and justify the positions they adopt in relation to these issues. This process will assist students to explore and make explicit their personal professional philosophy of education. In turn this will be used by students as they explore the nature of education systems and the profession they are preparing to enter.
Educational aims
This topic is designed to:

  • assist students to bring their life experiences, educational and curriculum knowledge to bear on the investigation of contemporary educational issues
  • introduce students to procedures that can be used to critically analyse educational systems and selected contemporary educational issues
  • enable students to use these procedures to propose and justify policy positions and/or practices relevant to the selected issues
  • facilitate further exploration of teaching as a profession and introduce students to significant features of the early years of teaching
Expected learning outcomes
In this topic students will:

  • articulate a personal professional philosophy of teaching and education by synthesising and critically evaluating relevant beliefs, knowledge and skills
  • analyse and critique education systems, policy and practice related to selected educational problems and issues
  • explain and justify their recommendations for action in relation to the selected educational problem or issue
  • adopt their roles as beginning teachers and establish a foundation professional portfolio
  • examine key features of the process of entering the teaching profession and of the early years of teaching