Transition to Teaching
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- 20 Jul 2020
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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On successful completion of the subject students are expected to:
- communicate the diverse physical, social and intellectual characteristics of students in an Australian classroom including the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic backgrounds on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
- recognise the diverse roles and responsibilities of the teacher and the functions of schooling in Australia notwithstanding the implications for teachers
- plan, teach and evaluate lessons using appropriate resources and learning activities especially the importance of establishing a safe and productive learning environment
- develop your skills as a reflective practitioner with the importance of effective communication with students and colleagues to have an influence on the teacher you are becoming.
- Role of schooling
- Curriculum in the Australian context
- Communication and ethics in the profession
- Inclusivity and diversity
- Family, school and community relationships
- Motivation and learning
- Management of classrooms
- Planning for teaching
- The challenges and dilemmas of a profession under constant scrutiny
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Education (Introduction to Teaching).
No special requirements
This subject enables participants to understand and prepare for the profession of teaching. By critically examining the self as a learner/teacher, the subject enables students to understand their future careers as educators engaging with the diverse roles and responsibilities of the teacher. There is a focus on understanding the diversity of students in Australian classrooms, and on developing a critical awareness of the functions of schooling in Australia.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
Assessment takes the form of personal contributions including a short essay focussed on the educational experiences of the individual and participation in workshops/online tasks, summary and reflections of the theory work. the development of planning documents and participation in simulated teaching and reflection on the experience.
- Personal Contribution (20%%)
- Simlab and Microteaching (40%%)
- Summary and Reflections (40%%)
Assessment and Reporting
Brady, L. and Kennedy, K.
Learning to Teach in a New Era
Allen, J. and White, S.