Foundations of Teaching
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- 20 Feb 2023
- 10 Jul 2023
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Plan for and be active in your own learning within the context of of an Education degree
- Reflect on your knowledge of teaching and yourself as a developing teacher/education support worker
- Articulate your informed understanding of the foundations of your teachers' work
- Communicate in writing for an academic audience.
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This subject introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and provides opportunities for you to critically examine the nature of teachers’ work. Through reflecting on your past educational experiences and dispositions (that is, your attitudes and beliefs) about teaching and teachers, you will establish a sound base to develop your knowledge and understanding of contemporary teaching practice. Content explored in this subject includes the pragmatics of teachers’ work such as planning, establishing a positive and supportive learning environment, communicating as a teacher, and student learning, motivation and engagement. You will have the opportunity to further explore each of these topics and to develop your professional knowledge through observation of educational contexts. You will be introduced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level) and reflect on these in relation to your engagement in this subject and thus, your own development as a teacher or education support specialist.
- Reflection (25%)
- Reflection (20%)
- Reflection (15%)
- Reflection (40%)
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