This unit describes the skills and knowledge to investigate the teaching environment and contemporary issues that impact on teaching and teachers. This unit applies to learners who need to develop their knowledge of the education environment in preparation for entry into and participation in an undergraduate teacher education course.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
• examine internal and external expectations of teaching and teachers and the ways in which these can impact on a contemporary education environment
• develop strategies to meet internal expectations and manage own response to likely challenges in an education environment
• examine the impact of policy, legislative and social influences on teaching and teachers
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):