Professional Studies and Planning for Teaching - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Lesson plan evaluation (40%) , Portfolio - ePortfolio (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,432.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,682.00

This unit will introduce lesson planning including selecting objectives and appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies. In addition it will include the use of appropriate resources and effective communication to support learning.

A two week professional placement will enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained along with insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role. Passing this unit is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the unit.

Below is the 2016 Placement Calendar for reference:

EDP223 and EDP226 Placement Calendar 2016 (PDF, 25 Kb)

This unit can be completed as an Elective for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education).

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse and reflect on the role of the teacher in planning effective teaching and learning using current understandings about how students learn and knowledge in some content areas
  2. create and evaluate effective lesson plans to show clear links between curriculum, objectives, teaching and learning strategies and assessment
  3. demonstrate the use of effective planning, and a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies in a classroom setting
  4. examine the concepts of teacher professional identity, resilience and emotional wellbeing.
  • Assignment — Lesson plan evaluation (40%)
  • Portfolio — ePortfolio (50%)
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail
  • Test 1 — eTest (10%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access
  • Includes Placement
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Teacher identity: Personal background and context
2Teacher identity: Australian context
3Teacher identity: Professional standards and responsibilities
4Planning: The teaching and learning cycle & curriculum development
5Planning: Lesson planning - overview
6Planning: Lesson planning - introductions and closures
7Planning: Lesson planning - teaching and learning strategies
8Planning: Lesson planning - grouping
9Planning: Lesson planning - Creating a positive learning environment
10Planning: Lesson planning - Assessment, evaluating, and reporting
11Planning: Lesson planning - Critique and composition
12Managing: Knowing your students, student motivation & behaviour management
13Managing: Resilience and emotional well-being

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Learning for Teaching, Teaching for Learning with

    By:D. Whitton et al.

    ISBN: 9780170263368


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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