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Teaching Development 1: Online PrEx 10 days
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- 26 Jun 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- identify and demonstrate a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student learning (GTSD 3.5.1, 4.1.1);
- conduct classroom observations that are focused on student engagement and delivering appropriate feedback. Students will also reflect on how they might use what they observe to guide their future teaching (GTSD 4.1.1, 5.2.1, 6.2.1);
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in supporting critical reflective practice. Students will also use reflective practices to begin to develop a personal philosophy of education (GTSD 6.1.1, 6.2.1);
- interpret professional learning data to consider the need for continued professional learning, and the implications for improved student learning (GTSD 6.4.1);
- identify and explore how professionals and community representatives can be involved in broadening teachers’ professional knowledge and practice (GTSD 7.4.1); and
- demonstrate a broad understanding of ‘knowing your students’, ‘ethics and professionalism’, and be familiar with the legal and ethical requirements of teaching (GTSD 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 7.1.1, 7.2.1).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Placement requirements - The subject includes 10 days of online virtual Professional Experience conducted online which students are required to complete. Attendance in a classroom is not required. This subject addresses Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Stage, otherwise referred to as Graduate Teacher Standard Descriptors (GTSD).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Developing your teaching skills is far more than planning fun lessons for your future students. In this subject you will be introduced to the foundational theories and principles, and a range of skills and strategies, for effective and evidence-informed student and teacher learning. You will build an understanding of how to liaise with communities, external professionals and stakeholders to enhance and broaden your professional knowledge and practice. You’ll also develop a proactive approach to student and community engagement, and strengthen your skills in regards to quality feedback processes, critical reflective practice, and working within the guidelines of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. You will complete 10 days of online virtual professional experience. Attendance in a classroom is not required.
Assessment 1: Online Activity. 1800 words. Students must contribute compulsory Weekly Learning Community Forum posts as part of this assessment task. If these are not passed the assessment task overall will be assessed as a Fail. Relates to GTSD: 3.5.1, 4.1.1, 5.2.1, 6.2.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3; Assessment 2: E-portfolio. 2200 words. Relates to GTSD: 1.3.1, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 6.1.1, 6.4.1, 7.4.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3-6; Assessment 3: Practical. Online self-learning module for professional experience. Completion is compulsory to obtain a 'Satisfied Requirement' (SR) for professional experience. Relates to GTSD: 1.1.1, 1.6.1, 7.1.1 7.2.1. Relates to Learning Outcome 6.
- Assessment 1 - Online Activity - 2200 Words (40%)
- Assessment 2 - E-portfolio - 2200 Words (60%)
- Assessment 3 - Practical - Online Self Learning Module for Professional Experience (%)
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