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EDF3105 - Teaching studies B

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr David Zyngier (Peninsula) + TBA (Gippsland)

Offered

Gippsland First semester 2009 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is made up of two modules: Approaches to Teaching for diversity and difference, and the Teacher as a Member of the School Community. Module One is designed to provide students with the opportunity to examine their own and others' experiences as a basis for their understanding of teaching for diversity and difference. Module Two is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills related to whole classroom planning and fostering collaborate partnerships with colleagues, parents and the wider community. Fieldwork of between 15 and 20 days.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of Modules 1 & 2, students will have a critical awareness of how their own experiences shape their perspective of learning and teaching; develop an understanding of key philosophical, sociological and psychological influences on current and anticipated trends in educational practice; have demonstrated an understanding of effective teaching practices to meet learners' individual needs; further develop understanding of the nature of individual social, emotional, cultural and attitudinal differences and their effects on learning; have an appreciation of the integrated relationship between theory, practice and reflection in learning and teaching; articulate their developing perspective on learning and teaching through a reflective journal; understand the importance of viewing the teaching, the teacher's role and classroom programs within the wider school community; be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with other school community members; understand the valuable contribution parents and other community members make to children's learning; appreciate the valuable contribution parents and other community members make to educational decision making.

Assessment

Reflective Journal (Module 1 and 2), 2000 words
Teaching Folder of practical studies (2000 words)
Satisfactory completion of a Practicum Program of between 15 and 20 days
Pass grade only
Hurdle requirement: 80% attendance for workshop components.

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

EDF2105

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