Secondary Professional Experience 1: Planning - 2017

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Unit summary

MTS502

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Exercise (60%) , Practicum - Prof Experience - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,850.00
International 3,100.00

This is the first in the suite of professional experience placement units. The unit explores what it means to be an effective teacher. It focuses on lesson planning, including selecting objectives and appropriate teaching, learning and formative assessment strategies. In addition, it includes the use of appropriate resources and effective communication to support learning. A two-week professional placement will enable students to apply their knowledge and skills gained in the theory component, and gain insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role, aiding their development of a teacher identity. The overall pass requirement for the unit consists of a mark of at least 50% for the theory component and a pass for the professional experience placement.

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

  1. create lesson plans with challenging learning goals, a range of teaching strategies, and diverse resources, including digital technologies, that reflect an understanding of how students learn
  2. demonstrate and evaluate the use of effective planning and a range of teaching strategies, acknowledging the needs of students from diverse backgrounds, in a major secondary teaching area
  3. employ effective communication skills and maintain student safety in secondary school settings
  4. examine and evaluate the way practising teachers plan learning experiences, and employ pedagogical and formative assessment strategies to engage students and monitor their learning.
  • Assignment — Exercise (60%)
  • Practicum — Prof Experience
  • Report (40%)

Mandatory co-requisites

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

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

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.

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.

NumberTopic
1Teachers professional practice
2The teaching and learning cycle
3Curriculum development and levels of planning
4Lesson Planning - Part A
5Lesson Planning - Part B
6Pedagogical practices
7Teaching and learning strategies
8Catering for all students
9Assessment, evaluating and reporting
10Building positive relationships and classroom management
11Reflection and review

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and 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.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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