Subject details

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

  1. describe and discuss sources of information that can be used to determine contextualised student learning needs
  2. examine and explain theoretical models, structures and processes for reflective and collaborative professional practices for educators
  3. apply the principles of ethical teacher conduct to action research
  4. design a professional learning plan that responds to an evaluation of the development of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and supports continued professional learning, growth and well being.
    • Teacher professional development
    • Action planning
    • Knowing your students: Sources of data
    • Action research methods data collection
    • Ethics in teaching & action learning
    • Data analysis – action learning for professional development
    • Professionalism in teaching
    • Australian professional standards for teachers: digital professional portfolio
    • Teacher resilience
    • Review and reflect on personal professional development
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Standard Media
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • E-Portfolios
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

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

CUR-EDP320-Primary Professional Experience 3: Evaluating Learning , or CUR-EDS360, or CUR-EDE310-Early Childhood Professional Experience 3: Kindergarten to Pre-Primary Learning Environments

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject will provide students with knowledge and skills to support transition into being education professionals and will enable undergraduate students to make important decisions about how to approach professional learning and development in order to meet contextualised student learning needs. Students examine how important information about their learners can be obtained to determine group and individual learning needs and reflect on and evaluate their own current expertise and development. The unit examines how to structure personal professional learning that is targeted, collaborative, and aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. Students in this unit will also formulate a general plan for their approach to continued personal learning and growth as they transition into becoming committed, skilled, resilient professionals.

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.

  • Literature Review (30%)
  • Action Research Plan (40%)
  • Professional Development Reflection and Plan (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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