Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Secondary Professional Experience 1: Planning
Learn the importance of planning for the classroom as you cover the philosophies and theories behind teaching. Tackle study and a placement – gaining confidence in selecting objectives, applying assessment strategies, and using resources.
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- 31 May 2021
- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- construct lesson plans which reflect an understanding of how students learn through the effective use of challenging learning goals, a range of teaching strategies, and diverse resources including digital technologies in a major teaching area
- prepare a plan for learning and teaching with consideration of theoretical studies, contextual factors, and student needs
- evaluate own effective application of planning techniques and a range of learning and teaching strategies, to meet the diverse needs of students
- use effective communication skills, maintain student safety and meet ethical, legislative, administrative and organisational requirements in secondary school settings.
- review progression on developing evidence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in a prepared digital professional portfolio.
- Professional practice
- The teaching and learning cycle
- Curriculum development and levels of planning
- Lesson planning
- Pedagogical practices
- Teaching and learning strategies
- Catering for all students
- Reflective & responsive practices
- Assessment, evaluating and reporting
- Building positive relationships and classroom management
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
CUR-EDS102-Teaching in the Secondary School, or CUR-EDC163-The Professional Educator: Developing Teacher Identity and CUR-EDS110-Managing the Learning Environment, or CUR-EDS201-Managing the Learning Environment ;
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:
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)
- PlacementDetails - This subject includes a 2-week professional experience placement in a school. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block.
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Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement.
This subject was previously known as EDS202 Secondary Professional Experience 1: Planning.
This is the first in the suite of professional experience subjects and includes both a theory and a practical component (a placement in a school). The subject explores philosophies and theories related to teaching and then introduces the nature and role of effective planning for a diverse groups of learners. Specific attention is given to lesson planning that includes selecting objectives and appropriate teaching, learning, assessment strategies and resources. The subject also addresses professional responsibilities, effective communication and reflective practices to support learning. The professional experience practical assessment is a 2 week full-time block placement intended to enable practical application of the knowledge and skills gained, along with providing students with insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role. All required clearances to work with children must be obtained and valid, and all other professional experience requirements met. Both theory and practical components must be passed in order to pass the subject.
To view the Professional Experience Calendar, please see below:
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.
- Lesson Plans (50%)
- Learning and Teaching Plans (50%)
- Professional Experience Placement (Pass/Fail%)
Current study term: 30 May 21 to 29 Aug 21
Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice
Next study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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