Teaching in the Secondary School
Know what it means to be an effective secondary teacher. Examine your professional responsibilities, teacher identity, ethics, legislation, and professional growth. Equip yourself to handle diverse teaching contexts.
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- 29 May 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- analyse, model and reflect on effective learning environment verbal and non-verbal communication strategies and how these might be improved to establish a plan for professional learning
- employ a range of frameworks to determine personal and professional learning needs to develop plans for professional growth
- distinguish key characteristics of effective teachers and explain their ethical, legislative, administrative and organisational responsibilities
- research and explain the current Secondary teaching context in relation to the cultural, political and social forces that shape education
- demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity
- The modern teaching landscape
- Planning and assessment
- AITSL standards
- Equity, ethical and legal issues
- Developing professional learning plans
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and editing software.
Teaching in the Secondary School is an introductory subject that explores fundamental aspects of what it means to be an effective classroom teacher in secondary schools. The subject will examine aspects of teacher’s professional practice and ethics, including legislative, administrative and organisational responsibilities. The subject foregrounds research skills by developing a holistic understanding of teacher’s work addressing the cultural, political and social contexts of secondary education. The subject explicitly addresses academic integrity as pre-service teachers will focus on their own professional growth by developing written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
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.
- Investigation report on effective communication for small groups (50%)
- Reflective essay on your teaching philosophy and professional learning needs (50%)
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