This capstone unit enables you to encapsulate your work in the Bachelor of Education (P-12) course. The unit enables you as Year 4 students to work with colleagues, principals, other school leaders and teachers in meeting National Standards in order to comply with registration requirements. You will undertake a critical overview of teachers’ professional roles and responsibilities, including professional ethics and responsibilities. This unit also connects to the course learning outcomes of displaying competence and sophistication in a range of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, including in the use of Information and Communication Technologies to engage and connect with students. You will develop an awareness of the organisational and legal conditions of teachers’ work, informing relationships with and teaching students, planning and managing curriculum and pedagogy, working with colleagues in leadership teams, and engaging with the school, parents/carers and wider community.
You will develop skills needed to secure employment, these include preparing job applications, responding to selection criteria, interview techniques and awareness of professional networks and professional learning opportunities. There will be a developing awareness of the transferable skills that are gained through completing a Bachelor of Education, and how these can be applied to a range of other professions, which includes engaging with professional teaching and broader networks. You will engage in professional experience in Primary school, where you will demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for continued professional learning and the implications for improved student learning. You will also demonstrate the capacity to interpret student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
University students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):