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EDF4006

Faculty of Education

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester (Open Learning) 2011 (Open Learning)
Coordinator(s)Mr Stephen Keast (On-campus, Clayton); Dr Ann Ryan (On-campus, Off-campus & Open-Learn, Gippsland),

Synopsis

This unit is designed to provide a transition for students as they move from teacher education into the professional practice of teaching and as such views teacher education as an important part of the induction process for engaging with the teaching profession. Students will be inducted into the notion of what it means to be engaged in the teaching profession through consideration of the nature of teachers' work. This includes the ethical, professional, industrial, legal, emotional, intellectual and physical frames of teachers' work. Students will be required to develop a sense of their personal identity; identify and develop personal literacy, numeracy and ICT skills appropriate for professional practice; as a teacher that builds in theoretical perspectives they have encountered.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. recognise the range and depth of teachers' work (the ethical, professional, industrial, legal, emotional, intellectual and physical frames of this work);
  2. articulate their personal identities as teachers;
  3. further develop the personal literacy, numeracy and ICT skills appropriate for professional practice;
  4. demonstrate their knowledge and skills as a professional learner and as a member of a professional learning community; and
  5. develop and document evidence of the impact of their professional practice on learning, teaching and organizational structures

Assessment

Assessment Task 1 - Professional Teaching Portfolio (2000 words or equivalent; 50%)
Assessment Task 2 - An investigation of professional learning by individuals within educational systems and settings. (2000 words; 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Stephen Keast

Contact hours

3 hrs per week

Prerequisites

Undergraduate degree; enrolment in Grad. Dip. Ed; or by special permission

Prohibitions

EDF5424