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Foundations of Teaching

Postgraduate | TAS-EMT502 | 2024

Get to know the teaching profession. Learn to reflect critically on your education experiences so that you can create an inspiring environment as a teacher. Cover the pragmatics of teaching, including strategies, communication and observation. 

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024

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Foundations of Teaching

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Reflect critically on your knowledge of teaching in relation to current research and on yourself as a developing teacher.
    2. Execute responsibility for your learning about the teaching profession and your development as a teacher who has advanced cognitive, creative, and critical skills.
    3. Engage critically with content to create knowledge, and clearly communicate concepts and ideas to an intended audience.
    4. Recognise important processes and protocols relating to participation in professional experience in schools.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • TAS-EDC-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Primary)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Please note - EMT502 Foundations of Teaching is the co-requisite theory subject for EMT512 Professional Experience 1 (Primary). Co-requisite subjects must be either enrolled concurrently or the theory component (EMT502) successfully completed in a prior semester of study. If you have not met the theory requirements, you will be ineligible for Professional Experience 1 (Primary).

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Teaching (Primary)

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