Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Professional Studies and Planning for Teaching
Create and evaluate lesson plans that show clear links between curriculum, objectives, teaching and learning strategies and assessment. Complete a 2-week professional placement to gain front line insight into the complexity of a teacher’s role.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- 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
- create and evaluate effective lesson plans to show clear links between curriculum, objectives, teaching and learning strategies and assessment
- demonstrate the use of effective planning, and a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies in a classroom setting
- examine the concepts of teacher professional identity, resilience and emotional wellbeing.
- Teacher identity: Personal background and context
- Australian context & professional standards and responsibilities; characteristics of effective teachers; digital professional portfolio
- Planning: The teaching & learning cycle, and curriculum development; lesson planning (introductions and closures); objectives
- Teaching & learning strategies
- Peer review of lesson plans
- Lesson planning: questioning
- Lesson planning: group work
- Lesson planning - creating a positive learning environment
- Lesson planning - assessment, evaluating and reporting; preparation for Professional Placement
- The Placement
- Managing: Knowing your students, student motivation & behaviour management
- Managing: Resilience and emotional well-being; professional development; behaviour management
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
CUR-EDC101-Teaching and Learning in a Digital World, or CUR-EDP130 and CUR-EDC131-Language and Literacy for Teachers, or CUR-EDP137 , or CUR-EDE207 and CUR-EDC161-Performing Arts for Educators and CUR-EDC151-Child Development for Educators, or CUR-EDP125 , or CUR-EDE103 ;
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
CUR-EDC111-Exploring and Contesting Curriculum, or CUR-EDP135 , or CUR-EDE201 and CUR-EDC171-Teachers Inquiring About the World and CUR-EDC141-The Numerate Educator and CUR-EDC155-Learning Theory for Educators, or CUR-EDP155 ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject 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 subject is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the subject.
To view the Practicum Calendar, please see below:
EDP223 and EDP226 Placement Calendar 2018 (PDF, 25KB)
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- ePortfolio (50%)
- Lesson plan evaluation (40%)
- eTest (10%)
- Prof Placement (Pass/Fail%)