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EDF1305

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michael Dyson (Gippsland); Dr David Zyngier (Peninsula)

Synopsis

In this unit students will be given the opportunity to examine who they are, why they have chosen to be a teacher and what attributes and experiences they bring to the profession of teaching. They will begin to understand the roles and responsibilities of teachers, schools and other learning communities past, present and future. This unit provides an opportunity for students to examine themselves as future professionals and introduces them to the importance of reflection and the synergy between theory and practice. In addition, they will critique historical constructs relating to schools and other learning communities both nationally and internationally.

Outcomes

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

  1. examine the assumptions about the profession they bring to their pre-service teacher education experience.
  2. describe the roles of teachers, schools and other learning communities past, present and future;
  3. articulate their own beliefs, values and dispositions relating to the profession;
  4. begin to understand their ethical responsibilities as future professionals;
  5. understand the importance of and develop the ability to become reflective; and
  6. develop a language to respond critically to academic literature relating to the profession.

Fieldwork

Nil

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Group Presentation and Written Report (2,000 words, 50%)
Assessment task 2: Multimodal Report (2,000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michael Dyson

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.