Undergraduate | TAS-EDU102 | 2024
Foundations of Teaching
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- 14 weeks
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Foundations of Teaching
About this subject
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.
- Module 1: Introduction to Learning and Teaching
- Who are teachers?
- Who are education support specialists?
- Historical insights into education in Australia
- The aims of education
- Module 2: An Introduction to Teachers' Work
- Know students and how they learn
- Know the content and how to teach it
- Observation and reflective practice
- Creating and maintaining supportive learning environments
- Module 3: Bringing it all Together
- Teacher communication and relationships
- Looking forward: Planning and pedagogy for effective teaching and learning support
- Looking back: Reflecting on your own learning in this unit
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: Engagement in education settings: Planning for effective learning environments (25%)
- Reflection: Engagement in education settings: Student learning, motivation and engagement (20%)
- Reflection: You as an educator: Beliefs and aspirations (15%)
- Reflection: Engagement in education settings: Teacher communication and learning (40%)
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