This unit builds on your primary school professional experiences and supports you to articulate and reflect on important questions regarding the impact of teachers' work. In particular you will reflect on students' experiences of, and learning in, primary schools by investigating personal, school-based, theoretical and socio-cultural explanations of your experiences in educational settings, including the principles underpinning the creation of safe and secure classroom environments. This is a praxis inquiry unit in which you undertake professional experience in a primary school and have the opportunity to develop and trial a range of teaching strategies. For example you will use both verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student engagement. You will seek and apply constructive feedback from your teachers in order to improve your teaching practice.
EEC1101 - Personal and Professional Learning
AND successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Education students. This unit is only for Education students undertaking the courses EBED, ABED and HBED.
|1.||Explore approaches to the documentation of lesson and curriculum planning which facilitate a positive classroom climate that supports and encourages all students to achieve at their optimal level;|
|2.||Differentiate between the learning need and interests needs of students who are of different abilities, including catering for gifted students and those with disabilities, as well as those who come from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds;|
|3.||Identify practical approaches to use in managing challenging behaviour which includes physical and emotional bullying; and|
|4.||Articulate contextual understandings of contemporary life in the school and wider community including ethical conduct, and legislative requirements that take into account the rights of all.|
|Assignment||Complete a PMI for a safe and engaging classroom.||25%|
|Presentation||Collaboratively construct a challenging and differentiated numeracy or literacy lesson and teach the introductory activity.||25%|
|Review||Critically reflect on the student welfare/discipline approaches to classroom and student management, which have been adopted by your mentor and school||50%|
Teaching: challenges & dilemmas
Groundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R & Le Cornu, R (2014).
South Melbourne, Vic, Thomson.
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