In this unit you begin your journey as a pre-service teacher or education professional. You will acknowledge at the beginning where you are as a learner; how this develops throughout the unit; how you need to further develop beyond the unit in preparation to join the teaching profession. You are introduced to the concept of personal and professional learning and you will question, investigate and actively reflect on your learning experiences. In addition, you will theorise your own and others' learning experiences in the light of your study of contemporary learning theories. You are encouraged to connect your own experiences with recent developments in education, and within a local, rural and global context, and ask questions such as: Who am I and how do I learn? What is it like to be a learner? What is happening in the world and how does this influence learning? How does this impact on me as a future teacher? You will engage in academic writing for tertiary settings, learn about referencing conventions and will familiarise yourselves with library resources. Finally, you will evaluate your own literacy skills, knowledge and understandings and commence planning to address your own learning in these areas. This planning will also assist and the implications for you as a future teacher or education professional.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Links to recommended readings and resources for this unit will be provided to students via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate)
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):