In this unit pre-service teachers orientate themselves to the teaching profession. Pre-service teachers will develop in-depth knowledge of schooling and teaching within the context of professional guidelines and ethical codes of conduct. Pre-service teachers explore the philosophy and possibilities of education including student learning. In addition, they investigate effective classroom management and innovative curriculum design and lesson planning.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Investigate educational teaching and learning practices that contribute to positive student behaviour and learning;  
  2. Articulate aspects of student development including their physical, social and intellectual needs;  
  3. Engage and communicate their knowledge, understanding, and application of effective lesson plans and learning sequences;  
  4. Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of diverse theoretical paradigms, professional guidelines, and ethical codes of conduct.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Professional and Ethical Standards Reflection 15%
Presentation Micro-teaching demonstration and submission of a lesson plan that demonstrates effective design and implementation. 35%
Project “Where learning happens” Project. 50%
This unit will involve 5 days of teaching placement and a mentor teacher report, plus the collection of teaching and learning artefacts to support demonstrated teaching practice. Assessment tasks are equivalent to a total 5000 words.

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